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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.

Lots-of-Vegetables Risotto

Garlic, mushrooms, and vegetable broth infuse this creamy vegan risotto with savory flavor, while crisp-tender carrots and peas add a dash of…

creamy vegan risotto with mushrooms, carrots, and peas, in a white bowl on a red plate see recipe

Mujadara Bowls with Parsley-Tahini Sauce

Mujadara is a Middle Eastern medley of lentils, rice, and caramelized onions. This version uses bulgur wheat instead of rice. Add roasted…

vegan mujadara bowls with chopped lettuce, colorful vegetable medley, lentils, and a creamy homemade tahini sauce with parsley - shown in a white bowl in sunlight see recipe

Stir-Fry with Peanut Sauce

Stir-fries should be pretty. This recipe uses vegetables for variety of color (two colors of peppers), texture (crisp peas and tender cabbage),…

peanut sauce stir-fry - array of shredded cabbage, snap peas, and bell peppers tossed together and served over a bed of brown rice, shown on a gray table next to a glass of sparkling water, with chopsticks on the side see recipe

Green Goddess Grain Bowls

Plant-powered dietitian and Forks Over Knives contributor Sharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN, has a brand-new cookbook out today. California Vegan features more than…

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Broccoli and Brown Rice Casserole with Chickpeas

Broccoli and some pantry staples are all you need to make this comforting rice casserole, which has a subtly creamy texture thanks…

brown rice casserole with broccoli and tomatoes, shown in a round white casserole dish see recipe

Crispy Tofu and Veggie Stir-Fry

Sesame-crusted tofu strips are air-fried until golden on the outside and creamy on the inside. The tofu strips will be delicate, so…

Air-Fryer Vegan Dish - Colorful Stir-Fry Dish with Veggies and Crispy Golden Sesame-Encrusted Tofu see recipe

Szechwan Stir-Fry

Remember water chestnuts from chow mein when you were a kid? Those crunchy veggies are making a comeback in this spicy stir-fry,…

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Five-Spice Stir-Fry

Chinese five-spice powder brings deep flavor to this vibrant veggie medley. We opted for hot cooked quinoa in this stir-fry to mix…

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Freekeh Tabbouleh with Grapefruit

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

Chopped Barley Salad with Pears

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