Healthy Side Dish Recipes
Complement a healthy dinner with a healthy side dish you made in a jiffy. Whether you'd like to add a hearty grain or a green vegetable to your dinner menu, this collection of recipes and tips ensures that a healthful meal is just a few minutes away.
How to Cook Green Beans
Check out our four methods for cooking fresh green beans. Each is a cinch, ensuring that you'll want to serve green beans to your family tonight.
Fresh Appetizer Recipe: Sweet Pea Ricotta Bruschetta
Light and delicious, this bruschetta recipe features a balance of sweet and savory flavors. Plus, get cookbook author and stylist Libbie Summers' secret to making frozen peas taste as great as fresh peas.We're gonna take a little juice from that lemon. Finally, a little olive oil . Adding a little salt and pepper. And that's it. The consistency we're after for the layer of the sweet peas is still
Side Dish Upgrade: Broccoli
Improve a basic broccoli side dish with a crunchy topping, a bit of heat, and our secret-ingredient for adding a layer of freshness.the crunch factor, try homemade bread crumbs or Panko. Toss together with fresh herbs and a generous amount of olive oil or melted butter then finish by grating over a little Parmesan of Parmigiano-Reggiano. Zest it up! Grate over a little orange or lemon peel and give them a big squeeze of juice. The bright acidic flavor will wake up any green vegetable . Give it some heat. A little crushed red pepper adds zing to even the most traditional dishes. There you have it with
How to Cook Brown Rice
Check out this clever, no-fuss way to cook whole grain brown rice. Using our technique, you can make a big batch of brown rice to keep on hand for any recipe calling for cooked rice or when you need a quick and healthy side dish.-Have I got a trick for you to cook brown rice . With this clever technique, you can easily whip up a big batch to keep on hand for any recipe calling for cooked rice. Simply use a 2 to 1 water to rice ratio. First, dissolve 1 teaspoon of salt into 4 cups of water. In a three-quart rectangular baking dish , combine the water mixture with 2 cups of brown rice . Give it a quick stir to evenly disperse the ingredients. Cover the dish with foil and place in a 350-degree oven for 1 hour. That's it. Come back in an hour to remove the rice from the oven and fluff it up to add to your recipe. With this so easy technique, there's no reason to turn to instant white rice when helpful fiber and nutrient-packed brown rice is so easy to make.
How to Cook Sweet Potatoes
If you want to know how to cook sweet potatoes, you’ve come to the right place. Watch as we show you the easiest (and tastiest!) way to cook sweet potatoes, along with two tasty topping ideas.Want some ideas for how to cook sweet potatoes ? You??re in luck. They are just as easy to cook as regular rustic potatoes. Here??s how to make a delicious banked sweet potato. Start with a thoroughly washed potato and prick it all over with a fork. This is especially fun if you have a tough day, just let it all out on your sweet potato. Now bake in a 400 degree oven on a foil lined baking pan for 45 minutes or until the potato can be easily pierce with a small knife. To serve, cut an X on the
How to Cook Broccoli
Everyone will ask for seconds when you learn the best way to cook broccoli. We’ve got cooking tips that will convert even the pickiest eaters.stems. Cut just above the thick stock. A quick flick of a vegetable peeler helps get to the tastier part of the stems. This step is optional, but good for pleasing anyone who makes faces when greens hit their dinner plates. You don't want any big clumps hanging around. Trim down any larger florettes too. Take your fine handiwork to the stovetop where you've got a small amount of water boiling. Toss in just the broccoli stems for 3 minutes. I didn't forget about the florettes. After the stems have been boiling, toss the florettes in for 2 minutes more. Set a timer and keep watch. You don't want your broccoli to overcook. A slotted spoon works best for the pan-to-plate delivery. This fresh cooked broccoli is soon to become a family favorite.
How to Cook Squash
Knowing how to cook squash is essential to enjoying one of fall’s most beautiful vegetables. Watch as we demonstrate the tastiest way to cook butternut squash.sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place cut side down in a shallow baking pan and cook it 345 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until easily pierce with a knife. That's it. You've conquer the
How to Cook Asparagus
Enjoy a side dish of asparagus with your next meal. We show you how to cook asparagus to a crisp, flavorful finish.the serving tray. You can enjoy your cooked asparagus plain or add salt , pepper , and squeeze of lemon juice to season.
How to Cook Quinoa
In only 15 minutes, you can be adding healthful, nutrient-packed cooked quinoa to any dish. Let us show you how to cook quinoa for the best flavor and perfect doneness.-Unlike brown rice and other nutrient-packed grains, you can enjoy healthful quinoa which is actually a seed in about 15 minutes. Here's how to cook quinoa. The first step is always to rinse the quinoa. This ensures any bitter outer coating is washed down the drain. Next, using a 2:1 water-to-quinoa ratio, add the quinoa to a saucepan. Here, I'm using two cups
How to Cook Greens
Eat like Popeye with good-for-you greens, such as Swiss chard or spinach. Because greens cook down so much, we'll help you get the right amount to start.proportioned. To start, wash your greens in a colander. Today, we're prepping Swiss Chard . Cut off the thick stems and chop in to your desired size. Transfer your goodies to a salad spinner. These are a must have for frequent greens eaters. Now the fun part, let it spin. In a pan of hot oil , also carefully use tongs to add in one batch of greens. Let the greens welt watching them carefully. It's all about patience