10 Must-Have Pantry Staples

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.