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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.

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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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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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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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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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…

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Herbed Vegan Risotto with Zoodles

Risotto is a classic Italian dish that involves stirring Arborio rice with broth and aromatic herbs until the grains break down to…

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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…

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Cauliflower Rice Bowls with Vegan Pesto

Grain bowls are a great way to pack tons of healthy ingredients into one tasty dish. This one works in extra veggie…

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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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Forbidden Rice Bowl with Quick-Pickled Cabbage

This vibrant, colorful forbidden rice bowl is a delight to behold and to dig into. Quick-pickling the cabbage is easy and adds…

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Polenta Curry

This nourishing Polenta Curry is perfect for a chilly night or anytime you’re looking for a hearty, starchy stew. Polenta—i.e., coarsely ground…

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Quinoa-Chickpea-Sweet Potato Bowls with Peanut Sauce

The ultimate quick weeknight dinner, these scrumptious quinoa-chickpea grain bowls are ideal for cleaning out straggler ingredients from your pantry. Tender sweet…

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