Side Dishes

Collection by BeginnerCook

Persian Rice

Rating: 4.5 stars 94
Easy saffron-infused basmati rice perfectly cooked with butter and cumin.

Sarah's Rice Pilaf

Rating: 4.5 stars 1117
A flavor-packed rice with nutty orzo, aromatic onion and garlic, and broth.

Orzo with Parmesan and Basil

Rating: 4.5 stars 2180
An easy side of buttery, tender orzo with Parmesan cheese and fresh basil.
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Basmati Rice Pilaf

Rating: 4.5 stars 48
Wonderful flavor and textured rice dish.

Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan

Rating: 5 stars 478
Garlicky, cheesy, tender asparagus spears served straight from the oven.
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Balsamic Roasted Carrots

Rating: 4.5 stars 102
Tangy and sweet with a great roasted flavor.

Roasted Cauliflower 'Steaks'

Rating: 4.5 stars 127
This is a simple and beautiful way to cook a whole cauliflower. These cauliflower steaks look beautiful on their own, and even better alongside a bit of mashed potato or yams. This is a great vegetarian alternative for meatless Mondays!

Creamy Asparagus and Cauliflower Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 92
This delicious bowl of cauliflower asparagus soup looks and feels pretty creamy even though it has no dairy! We have cauliflower to thank for that. The soup looks like a classic cream of asparagus; your eyes will fool your palate to a certain extent. In addition to giving it a nice color, the bumpy superfood cauliflower provides a smoother texture to the soup than the less-starchy asparagus could achieve alone.

Chef John's Potato Roses

Rating: 4.5 stars 105
Baked rose-shaped potato gratins would be great for entertaining, since you can make them ahead, and keep them warm in the pan, or cool and reheat in the oven when you are ready to serve. The technique is straightforward, but make sure you season the potatoes generously.

Truly Delicious Brussels Sprouts

Rating: 4.5 stars 279
If you think you don't like Brussels sprouts, give this recipe a try and discover the cooking technique that makes Brussels sprouts irresistible.

Parmesan Asparagus

Rating: 4.5 stars 141
Parmesan-topped asparagus is a great side dish with pork or poultry, and this recipe is so quick and easy. Even the non-asparagus fans in my family love this dish!

Mexican Rice

Rating: 4.5 stars 3180
Cumin-seasoned rice simmered in tomato sauce and broth makes a tasty side.