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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

Couscous Bowls

This satisfying meal is equally good made with traditional couscous or the larger, pearl-sized Israeli couscous. Feel free to experiment with whatever…

Healthy Couscous Bowls see recipe

Southwest Rice Rolls

Nori rolls are a great way to turn almost any combination of grains and veggies into convenient bite-size, take-along morsels. This vegan…

Easy Vegan Sushi - Southwest Rice Rolls 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

Whole Grain Stuffing with Pecans and Currants

Toasted pecans and currants are a nice change on this traditional holiday recipe. The earthy nuts and the tart fruit really brightens…

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Farro, Mushroom, and Leek Gratin

This hearty casserole has all the flavors of holiday dressing. With its creamy sauce, chewy farro, and crispy topping, this gratin is…

Farro, Mushroom, and Leek Gratin see recipe

Forbidden Rice Bowl with Quick-Pickled Cabbage

This vibrant, colorful forbidden rice bowl is a delight to behold and to dig into. Quick-pickling the cabbage is easy and adds…

forbidden rice bowl vegan 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

Instant Pot Spanish Quinoa

A chopped vegetable medley turns a pot of quinoa into a hearty Spanish-style pilaf. Cooking the recipe in the Instant Pot (or…

Instant Pot Spanish Quinoa 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

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

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