rice dish ideas for holiday party?

Looking for a rice side dish that I can double as a vegetarian main. Something that I can add pomegranate seeds to. Thoughts?

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ktr December 15, 2014
I make a wild rice dish that I found in the Duluth Grill Cookbook and everyone loves it. It is essentially wild rice mixed with orzo. Then you toss in a little bit of onion and a couple heads of broccoli and a large handful of dried cranberries. Add some basil and parsley, salt and pepper and a few tablespoons of balsamic vinegar. You could easily add pomegranate seeds to it, or substitute them for the cranberries.
 
ktr December 15, 2014
I forgot there is also some diced bell pepper in it as well.
 
Nancy December 15, 2014
This rice salad is beautiful and a crowd-pleaser. Also has dill and sweet red pepper as Christmas colors. Old standby from Silver Palate cookbook. http://www.tastebook.com/recipes/1345403-Silver-Palate-Cookbook-Rice-and-Vegetable-Salad-
 
Nancy December 15, 2014
PS Add some good beans, vegetarian ground round (Yves is a good brand) or chopped egg (for vegetarian not vegan guests) to this salad to make it a main.
 
ATG117 December 15, 2014
The first thing that comes to mind is to check out some of Ottolenghi's recipes, which you can do online or if you have any of the cookbooks. To have it double as a main, you'd probably want to add some protein like lentils.
 
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