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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.

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…

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Curried Chickpeas and Farro with Strawberry Chutney

Sweet and savory notes hit a perfect harmony in this Indian-inspired dish. If you have any leftover jammy chutney, transfer it to…

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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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Stirred-Not-Fried Wild Rice

This vegan recipe combines wild rice and steam-fried vegetables for a healthy alternative to traditionally greasy fried rice. To make this a…

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Roasted Stuffed Winter Squash

Winter squashes, such as acorn and butternut, can be tricky to work with because their tough skin is hard to peel. Preparing…

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Costa Rican Rice and Beans (Gallo Pinto)

Rice and beans is a combination found all over the world, but it’s not just for lunch and dinner. This dish, which…

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Trumpet Rolls

Trumpet mushrooms, when cooked, have a texture similar to raw fish, which makes them perfect for vegan sushi rolls. The filling options…

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Herbed Instant Pot Rice Pilaf

Loaded with veggies and fresh herbs, this Instant Pot rice pilaf is subtly sweet, totally satisfying, and one of the easiest dishes…

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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…

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Kichadi

Kichadi is an East Indian comfort food that features rice and lentils (or split peas), and a variety of spices and vegetables….

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Italian Roasted Vegetable and Wheat Berry Buddha Bowl

All the best ingredients in Italian cooking come together in this satisfying vegan Buddha bowl. The base of the meal is wheat…

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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