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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.

Basic Polenta

Also known as mush, or gruel, this grain dish was once considered peasant food, but it has enjoyed a popular resurgence in…

This basic polenta recipe can be served soft and creamy, or allowed to set and be cut and used in any number of dishes. see recipe

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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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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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

Tom’s Plant-Based “Fried” Rice

My friend Jake was unable to obtain a standard life insurance policy because he was overweight, and at a high risk for…

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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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Brown Rice Breakfast Pudding

My mom used to serve a version of this for breakfast—cooked with milk, sugar, and a hint of cinnamon. It is still…

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Caribbean Rice

The combination of butternut squash, curry spices, brown and wild rice, and chard gives this dish a unique taste and lots of…

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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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Quinoa Primavera

This colorful quinoa will make you say quin-wow! Jam-packed with loads of yummy veggies, this dish makes a one-pot meal that packs…

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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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