I want to translate this sentence to Esperanto:

You make rice and a side-dish.

How can "side dish" be translated?

Vi pretigas rizon kaj ???.

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  • Wouldn't rice already be a side dish in most meals it occurs in? – das-g Nov 20 '19 at 0:50
  • You're right! It is not the best example sentence, but I'm more interesed in the translation of "side dish". :) – dusan Nov 22 '19 at 1:00

side-dish = krommanĝaĵo

As a dish also comes in the sense of additional separate food, hence the concretisation in Esperanto. Dutch Bijgerecht, German Nebengericht/Nebenspeise.

However plado, literally the dish, plate, is also defined in E-o to mean its content, the food. So with plado one covers all meanings.

Without the meaning of a separate dish:

garnaĵo = tio kio garnas la ĉefan manĝaĵon. Like potatoes with as main meal fish.

Bulgarian гарнитура ("garnitura"), Dutch garnering, French accompagnement.

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  • garnaĵo is the right one for me. Though at home we always use akompan- – Eduardo Trápani Nov 20 '19 at 18:18

I would suggest either kromplado or even just quite literally flanka plado, as flanka can have the meaning neĉefa (according to Vortaro)

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  • Flanka gets associated in my mind to something, that will be left aside, not to be eaten. – Juha Metsäkallas Feb 18 at 9:16

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