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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.

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,…

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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…

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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…

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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),…

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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…

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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…

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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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Five-Spice Stir-Fry

Chinese five-spice powder brings deep flavor to this vibrant veggie medley. We opted for hot cooked quinoa in this stir-fry to mix…

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Freekeh Tabbouleh with Grapefruit

In this colorful, meal-worthy salad, nutty freekeh anchors the zesty flavors of grapefruit, cucumber, and fresh herbs. If you don’t have freekeh…

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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…

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Chopped Barley Salad with Pears

This colorful mix of fruits and vegetables creates a fresh and flavorful salad that pairs perfectly with a simple homemade pear vinaigrette….

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