Side Dish

Side dishes are just as important as the main event. Discuss great side dish recipes and get cooking inspiration, plus hear advice from other Chowhounds about the best side dishes at restaurants.

7 Quick & Easy Grilled Vegetable Sides for Your Labor Day BBQ

There's no reason your grill can't assist you in getting your daily greens. Check out these seven fabulous grilled vegetable sides to serve with summer BBQ—any one would be the perfect addition to your...

How to Cook Rice without a Rice Cooker

by walker 2 days ago

I have a foolproof recipe that comes from the China Moon Cookbook. I don't own a rice cooker but I guess it's good if you cook rice often and prefer starchy rice. I love basmati and this recipe i...

Canned Cannellini Beans and Garbanzo Beans

by Unkle Al 2 hours ago

I want to switch from my current brand to Bush's. What are your favorite brands and do you like Bush's beans

February 2021 Cookbook of the Month NOMINATIONS

by islandmermaid 16 days ago

A warm and cozy greeting to everyone in our Cookbook of the Month community! Let's put on our thinking caps and share ideas for our February selection. For many of us, February means chilly days,...

January 2021 Cookbook of the Month NOMINATIONS

by islandmermaid 2 months ago

Good evening, Cookbook of the Month community! It's time to start reflecting on what we would like to cook together in the new year! What will be simmering, baking, and bubbling in our kitchens on ...


by maccrogenoff 1 month ago

To my delight and surprise, our local Italian deli, Bay Cities, is selling fresh cardoons. I bought two bunches. If any of you have favorite recipes for cardoons I would be appreciative if you w...

July 2014 COTM: Radically Simple - 10 Minute Salads, Vegetables and Side Dishes

by delys77 6 years ago

Greetings all! Please use this thread to post your reviews of the following: 10 Minute Salads Vegetables and Side Dishes Remember to review the thread in order to ensure you reply to the ...

Making brisket fancy enough for Christmas

by becwells 2 months ago

Any ideas?? We may smoke a hunk of brisket for Christmas for 10, but I don't want it to feel too casual, and I also don't want it to feel too heavy like regular brisket/bbq can feel. Any ideas fo...

Bill Knapp's Au Gratin Potatoes Recipe

by walker 1 month ago

In my 20's I lived in Ann Arbor, MI and loved Bill Knapp's restaurant's au gratin potatoes. (I think it closed down in 2002.) I've seen a few recipes on-line but I want to know if anyone thinks t...

Cooking rice in a Yunnan steam pot

by LilRedHen 2 months ago

I have just bought one of these beautiful steam pots, but the recipe book that came with it is entirely written in Chinese. Generally speaking, I don't think I will have a problem finding recipes ...

Thanksgiving leftovers: what's your favorite?

by gutreactions 1 year ago

Haven't had the main meal yet, but I am already thinking about the leftovers. How about a fresh turkey sandwich with Russian dressing, along with a side of stuffing? What's your favorite leftov...

Can I substitute currants for prunes?

by Bigley9 2 months ago

Do you think it would work to substitute currants for the prunes in this recipe? Trying to avoid a trip to the store. Thanks for your thoughts! https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/brussels-sprouts...

Less than ideal apples - what can I do with them?

by LulusMom 3 months ago

We've gotten a lot of apples from our CSA, and some of them are not much fun to eat. I'm looking for ideas for things to do with them. But nothing that involves canning, etc. I don't think they'd b...

Minute Tapioca, Not

by Querencia 3 months ago

Kraft's Minute Tapioca has disappeared, not sure why, but there isn't any. I have bought "French Granulated Tapioca" (online from Nuts.com) which sounds like about the same thing for making tapioca...

Avocados don't ripen? Slow to turn dark and they stay hard

by mushroomaffairs 5 months ago

My are Shoprite stores having been selling avocados every week for only $.89/ea so I've been buying a number of them. I've left some in a bowl with other fruits like bananas, apples and tomatoes a...

Cabbage shortage hits South Korea's kimchi culture

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . The damage has left households struggling to find affordable cabbages to turn into the spicy pickle, which accompanies almost every meal in South Korea and has become a popular 'superfood' ...

Homemade Panchan @ Hong's Market in Marina (Monterey Peninsula)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

The tiny Korean grocery store, Hong's Market, has been around for 40 years. Yet somehow, I'd never stepped inside despite having eaten a few times at the Korean restaurant in the same strip. And ac...

Date night menu help - Spanakopita and...?

by hjvc 3 months ago

I am making a good new spanakopita recipe that includes chickpeas, feta and ricotta. The spanakopita is more of a tart, not individual wrapped pockets, so I am treating it as the main course. I've ...

Making Yogurt & Paneer

by kySafran 4 months ago

Making sourdough turned me onto the idea of making yogurt. I like the idea of keeping these cultures alive and using them over again to make it as often, and in the quantities I want. All with litt...

Exceptional Scalloped Corn Recipe?

by kaleokahu 4 months ago

Hi, Everyone: A brief search turned up nothing here. So do any Hounds have a scalloped corn recipe they think is a standout? Any particular hacks or tricks? Thanks, Kaleo