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Amazing Grains

Whole grains—such as brown rice, barley, millet, oats, quinoa, and wheat berries—serve as the hearty centerpiece in these nourishing recipes. Featuring rice-based casseroles, Instant Pot pilafs, creamy risottos, Buddha bowls, and more, these satisfying vegan recipes use grains as a vehicle for soaking up all kinds of rich flavors. Grains are easy to batch-cook: Make a big pot of grains to use in several different recipes throughout the week.

Freekeh-Grapefruit Tabbouleh

In this colorful, meal-worthy salad, nutty freekeh anchors the zesty flavors of grapefruit, cucumber, and fresh herbs. If you don’t have freekeh…

Freekeh grapefruit tabbouleh salad - avocado and grapefruit slices atop a colorful tabbouleh inspired salad see recipe

Butternut Squash Risotto

This creamy, comforting vegan risotto is a fall favorite. A quick balsamic reduction adds sweet-tart notes that complement the warm, robust flavors…

Butternut squash risotto in a pot with balsamic glaze in a cup to the side see recipe

Pear-Barley Chopped Salad

This colorful mix of fruits and vegetables creates a fresh and flavorful salad that pairs perfectly with a simple homemade pear vinaigrette….

Pear-Barley Chopped Salad see recipe

Mediterranean Farro Salad

This satisfying Mediterranean salad gets extra bulk from farro, an heirloom wheat that was a staple ingredient in Ancient Rome. Farro has…

A Mediterranean farro grain salad with artichokes, tomatoes, and lemon see recipe

Polenta Curry

This nourishing Polenta Curry is perfect for a chilly night or anytime you’re looking for a hearty, starchy stew. Polenta—i.e., coarsely ground…

Polenta Curry - Hearty red stew with cubes of polenta and green peas and other veggies see recipe

Pumpkin Risotto Frittata with Mushrooms

The natural sweetness of pumpkin plays well with the savory, earthy notes of fresh mushrooms in this rustic risotto frittata. A cast-iron…

Pumpkin Risotto Frittata see recipe

Curried Blistered Green Beans with Orange Rice

A little curry in the glaze adds big flavor to this green bean dish. It’s a perfect duo with orange-studded rice. To…

curried blistered green beans see recipe

Stuffed Poblano Chiles

Stuffed poblano chiles are classic Tex-Mex fare. Save time by stuffing them fresh and steaming them instead of roasting, stuffing, and baking….

stuffed poblano chile peppers see recipe

Spicy Tomato Sushi Rolls

Butternut squash and savory seasoned tomatoes make a succulent filling for these vegan sushi rolls. You can also make these into on-the-go…

spicy tomato sushi rolls see recipe

Vegan Sopes with Beans and Corn

Here’s a healthy convenience-food twist on a Mexican favorite. Sliced tube-style polenta fills in for thick, tortilla-like base that’s traditionally made with…

sopes with bean and corn see recipe

Quick Brown Rice Congee

Congee is a hot rice porridge eaten all over Asia, usually for breakfast. The meltingly tender rice makes a luscious base for…

Quick Congee see recipe

Grits and Greens

Heap these Southern home-style greens over grits for a satisfying supper. Don’t forget to add a splash of hot sauce and a…

grits and greens with kale see recipe

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