We’ve talked about the basics of choosing side dishes. And last week we talked about side dish options for pot pies and other casseroles.
Today, we’re taking on fried rice and stir fry.
These dishes can be tough to pair with a side dish. Honestly, I often skip other sides and just leave it with rice with the stir fry. Or fried rice alone.
But there are times when you’d really like to have something else to round out the meal. Here are a few ideas:
Try steamed or roasted broccoli, brussels sprouts, or green beans. Or do a quick stir fry of zucchini, onions, mushrooms, carrots etc. Season with garlic and soy sauce.
Fresh cut oranges or pineapple can serve as a side/dessert. The citrus sweet flavor is a nice opposite for the main dish. Canteloupe in season is also really good with Asian main dishes.
Egg rolls, dumplings or spring rolls
This one is pretty obvious and not quite as high in nutrition either. But they’re so good!