International Side Dishes

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Indian: Basmati Rice Pilaf With Apricots

This perfect accompaniment to chicken uses the spice blend garam masala for an Indian-inspired flavor.

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Greek: Stuffed Eggplant With Walnuts

Spread bulgur and walnut paste onto cooked eggplant and slice before drizzling with olive oil and feta for a Mediterranean-inspired side dish.

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Japanese: Asian Salad

Create a soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sesame seed and ginger dressing for matchstick-cut veggies as an Asian-inspired side dish.

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Italian: Orzo With Mint Salmoriglio Sauce

Giada's Italian-inspired orzo side dish is filled with light and refreshing flavors like mint, parsley and lemon.

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