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.

Quick Congee

Congee is a hot rice porridge eaten all over Asia, usually for breakfast. The meltingly tender rice makes a luscious base for…

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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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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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Winter Vegetable Risotto

Risotto is often hard to mimic as a vegan dish because it calls for lots of Parmesan and butter to create its…

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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…

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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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Roasted Cauliflower and Quinoa Casserole

This easy, cozy casserole melds tender quinoa with roasted cauliflower, green peas, and a zesty marinara sauce.

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Teriyaki Veggie Crunch Roll

There is so much more to vegan sushi than cucumber rolls! This recipe is a creative twist on a classic veggie roll,…

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Mushroom and Green Pea Risotto

This creamy risotto is a vast improvement over the traditional dish, as it brings all the creamy texture and cheesy flavor without…

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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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Fiesta Quinoa Salad

Now that summer has arrived my favorite quick-cooking grain to eat is quinoa. We use seasonal summer produce to make this salad…

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Quinoa Curry Bowl

This quick and easy dish uses “stir-fry” frozen vegetables, along with fresh ginger and garlic. Frozen veggies have come a long way, and they can be a healthy and delicious meal addition. Look for 100% vegetables without any added salt or oil.

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