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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.

Zucchini-Bulgur Sushi Rolls

Light, fluffy, and short-grained, bulgur makes a great alternative to rice for veggie sushi. Here, it’s infused with maple syrup and rice…

Bulgur Sushi with Zucchini - Held with chopsticks, with a dab of wasabi on the side see recipe

Couscous Bowls

This satisfying meal is equally good made with traditional couscous or the larger, pearl-sized Israeli couscous. Feel free to experiment with whatever…

Healthy Couscous Bowls see recipe

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…

Thai Rice Salad Bowl Wordpress see recipe

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…

cheesy kidney bean rice vegan casserole see recipe

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…

grits and greens with kale see recipe

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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Curried Blistered Green Beans with Orange Rice

A little curry in the glaze adds big flavor to this green bean dish. It’s a perfect duo with orange-studded rice. To…

curried blistered green beans see recipe

Polenta Sopes with Beans and Corn

Here’s a healthy convenience-food twist on a Mexican favorite. Sliced tube-style polenta fills in for thick, tortilla-like base that’s traditionally made with…

sopes with bean and corn see recipe

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…

Instant Pot Spanish Quinoa see recipe