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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.

Mango Rice Salad Bowls

When you’re craving Mexican food but are short on time, these colorful salad bowls come together in a flash. Start with a…

Mango Rice Salad Bowls in blue ceramic bowls with a side of lime wedges on a gray countertop see recipe

Zucchini-Bulgur Sushi Rolls

Light, fluffy, and short-grained, bulgur makes a great alternative to rice for veggie sushi. Here, it’s infused with maple syrup and rice…

Bulgur Sushi with Zucchini - Held with chopsticks, with a dab of wasabi on the side see recipe

Polenta and Sweet Potato Mash with Mushroom Sauce

In this mouthwatering dish, juicy cremini mushrooms and blistered cherry tomatoes meld into a hearty base of mashed sweet potato and polenta….

A hearty, colorful bowl of polenta and mashed sweet potato topped with blistered cherry tomatoes and juicy cremini mushrooms, with a dish of pine nuts on the side see recipe

Blueberry Farro Grain Bowl

Blueberries bring refreshing bursts of sweetness to this colorful bowl. Farro, an ancient grain and a cousin of modern wheat berries, makes…

Blueberry Farro Grain Bowl - Colorful array of diced bell pepper tomatoes, fresh herbs, and corn, with farro and blueberries, in a reddish pink bowl with a glass of water beside see recipe

Jerk Grain Bowls with Air-Fried Plantain Chips

Air fryer–cooked plantain chips add extra texture and flavor to these colorful, spicy jerk-flavored bowls. For best results, choose a half-ripe plantain,…

Colorful grain bowls with greens and sliced, crispy plantain chips, seasoned with jerk spices see recipe

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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