This side dish is packed with fibers and fresh herbs. It’s fresh, healthy and it goes well with roasted chicken or seared fish.
Grains are such a healthy source of energy. High in fibers and with a good amount of protein too, they pair great to veggies and meat or fish.
The way I cook them today makes a great basic recipe which you can then use in several dishes. You could also add some crumbled feta cheese for a healthy and full meal salad!
I paired it to my roasted lime red snapper filet and loved every bite! But it goes just as well with roasted meat, grilled tofu, poached eggs and roasted veggies!
- 2 cups mixed cooked grains, such as bulgur, quinoa, brown rice, farro, barley
- 1/2 cup finely chopped mixed fresh herbs, such as parsley, basil, thyme (or anything that you like!)
- 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
- juice of half lemon
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
Grab a mix of grain, whatever you like. I happened to have this pre-made mix which I brought from Italy.
Cook the grain in salty boiling water, drain and place in a mixing bowl
Grab your selection of herbs
chop them finely and add them to the grain. Season with salt, pepper, extra virgin olive oil and the juice of 1/2 lemon
Toss together refrigerate or serve right up!
This is a perfect side with meat or fish!