Brown Rice or Quinoa

These two sides are so versatile—they work well with virtually any main meal, from pork to chicken to fish to vegetarian options like tofu. Of course, I use quinoa forclassic dinner dishes like casseroles (give my Quinoa-Black Bean Casserole a shot), but I even work it into breakfast, too, including my Quinoa-Yogurt Parfait. And brown rice is a go-to side—I use it in many of my own recipes, including this nutrient-packed Edamame and Brown Rice Salad. Delicious, nutritious, easy to use, inexpensive and versatile—you can’t go wrong with either one.