The following pasta and grain recipes draw from a wide choice of grains, and can indeed be considered main courses as well as side dishes. All you will need to make a meal is a salad and, if you wish, plain grilled fish or chicken. Pasta is not the only game in town, although I love it. Pasta is the starch we feel most comfortable preparing, but I find that making too many pasta dishes preempts experimenting with other wonderful grains. All the following pasta and grain recipes are easy to make and beautiful, perfect vegetarian choices too!