Beans, Rice and Grains

Butternut Squash-Raisin Ravioli with Brown Butter-Citrus Vinaigrette
California raisins and squash filled ravioli.

California Raisin Couscous with Vegetables
Lots of good grains and vegetables in this side dish.

California Raisin Pasta
By Chef Danielle Luzzatti
California raisins and pasta combine for a quick meal.

California Raisin, Caramelized Onion and Blue Cheese Orzo Pasta
By Lisa Renshaw, Honorable Mention Soup/Salad/Side Dishes Category Coast-to-Coast Recipe Contest
An awesome dish to serve with meats or add to an Italian buffet.

California Raisin-Rice Pilaf
Only four ingredients --- easy and tasty!

Citrus-scented Quinoa and California Raisin Salad with Toasted Almonds, Plum Tomatoes, Mixed Greens and Balsamic Syrup
Fun to make, fun to look at, fun to eat, and good for you, too.

Couscous with Vegetables
Veggies, grains and beans for a filling vegetarian entrée or sidedish.

Creamy Grits
Serve instead of potatoes for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Creamy Raisin Oatmeal
Steamy hot breakfast to start the day.

Crunchy Raisin Rice
By Margaret Staszak, Honorable Mention - Wise Choice Recipe Contest
Toasted, slivered almonds add super crunch to a savory side dish of brown rice and raisins.

Do Ahead Hot Breakfast
A fantastic way to start your day.

Dried Fruit and Sausage Stuffing
Sweet raisins paired with smoky turkey sausage to stuff a bird or serve plain.

Fennel-Raisin Gnocchi
Little dumplings to serve with sauce --- or not.

Gnocchi with California Golden Raisins and Orange
Tangy orange and golden raisins add extra kick to potato dumplings.

Golden State Stuffing
Stuff all your poultry and chops with this delicious raisin filling.

Indian Buttered Rice (Nasi Biryani)
A basmati rice combined with California golden raisins, almonds and Indian spices.

Italian Sausage and Cornbread Stuffing with Raisins
Apple juice and raisins are hidden in this cornbread stuffing.

Jerome Alpine Granola
Six dried fruits, nuts, and seeds to serve with milk or yogurt for a breakfast treat.

Jeweled Rice (Persian Wedding Rice)
From Culinary Institute of America at Greystone
Raisins, cherries and orange peel sparkle in this elegant rice cake.

Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe, Prosciutto di Parma, Ricotta and Raisins
From Culinary Institute of America at Greystone
Hearty meal by itself or pasta to accompany meats of all kinds.

Pilaf Extraordinaire
Saffron-scented rice with raisins is the perfect side dish.

Pineapple-Raisin Fried Rice
Sauced, savory and fruity - the perfect accompaniment to roast pork.

Raisin and Bulgur Wheat Stuffing
For crisp texture, spoon stuffing into a casserole dish and bake.

Raisin Saffron Basmati Rice Pilaf (Zaffran Kismis Pullao)
Exotic flavors and basmati rice for an extraordinary side dish.

Raisin, Pecan and Sausage Stuffing
With staples like raisins, seasonings and chicken broth, this stuffing is a cinch.

Red Rice Congee with California Golden Raisins
To experience the authentic flavor of this cereal, be sure to use the Oriental or Indian red rice.

Savory and Sweet Stuffing
An exciting combination of California raisins, mushrooms and apples to serve any time.

Savory Stuffing
A rich and savory stuffing best suited for lean meats or turkey and pheasant.

Spiced California Raisin-Honey Couscous with Yogurt-Rum Sauce
Dennis Deel and Jenny Thompson, Healthy Recipe Award 2005 Coast-to-Coast Recipe Contest
Chock full of fruits and whole grains.

Spicy Tomato Rice with Raisins and Bananas
Try this unique combination of rice, raisins and bananas at the next company dinner.

Toasted Couscous with Almonds and Raisins
From A Reader's Digest Recipe Collection
Sweet, crunchy and slightly spicy -- goes well with meat or curried dishes.

Vagabond Baked Beans
Chopped raisin, onion and apple to dress up baked beans.

Wild Mushroom and Raisin Stuffing
Just enough for 2 game hens or 4 chicken breasts.

Winter Harvest Stuffing
Serve on steamed acorn squash rings or stuff your holiday bird.

Yum Yum Veggie Sliders with California Raisins
These satisfying chipotle black bean sliders have a sweet side with a little kick.