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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.

Thai Rice Salad Bowls

This impressive and satisfying rice salad is surprisingly easy to make. Hands-on time is minimal, and it’s served in individual bowls with…

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Rye and Wheat Berries with Celery and Apples

Tender, chewy wheat berries mingle with crunchy celery and sweet apples and raisins in this refreshing side dish. This recipe can be…

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Ethiopian Wild Rice Pilaf

Berbere, a spice used in Ethiopian cooking, resembles the spice garam masala from India. It is an unusual blend of spices such…

This delicious wild rice pilaf recipe makes use of the Ethiopian spice berbere. Be sure to keep it on hand to make ordinary dishes like this extra special! see recipe

Rice Bowls with Kidney Beans, Spinach, and Mixed Veggies

This complete meal in a bowl requires very little cooking and has a lot of textures and flavors. Use any beans, grains,…

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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

Stuffed Acorn Squash

This acorn squash recipe is no fuss, no oil, and 100 percent delicious. Chef’s Note: This stuffed recipe makes enough filling for…

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Vegan Rice and Bean Casserole

This vegan casserole is plant-based comfort food at its best: a creamy, savory mix of beans, rice, veggies, and a cheesy sauce…

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Quinoa with Kale and Roasted Butternut Squash

This is a great lunch or dinner dish no matter what season it is. During the summer, serve it chilled on a…

Quinoa Millet w Kale and Butternut Squash 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…

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Vegan Shawarma with Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas

These scrumptious vegan shawarma bowls check all the boxes—colorful, full of tasty textures, and loaded with flavorful veggies. The centerpiece of this…

Vegan Shawarma with Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas in a gray bowl on stone counter see recipe

Barley and Sweet Potato Pilaf

Barley is not the usual in pilafs, but it works well when you want a change from rice. Tarragon has a flavor…

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Burrito Bowl

This is our latest favorite meal, often enjoyed outside on our deck on a warm evening. I vary the beans, and also…

This is our latest favorite meal, enjoyed outside on our deck on a warm evening. Eaten warm or cold, this simple burrito bowl is a tasty, satisfying treat! see recipe