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.

Wild Rice, Cabbage and Chickpea Pilaf

This recipe came about like a lot of my recipes: I had leftover ingredients in the fridge that needed to be used,…

This pilaf recipe came about like a lot of my recipes: with leftover ingredients in the fridge that needed to be used, thrown into the same pan. Success! see recipe

Polenta with Black Beans and Mango Salsa

Cooked polenta packaged in rolls makes an easy base for this and other dishes. Look for polenta that is fat-free and contains…

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Millet in Coconut Curry

With fresh herbs and spices, and chopped asparagus, leek, and date, this Millet in Coconut Curry packs a lot of flavor and…

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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…

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Italian Roasted Vegetable and Wheat Berry Buddha Bowl

All the best ingredients in Italian cooking come together in this satisfying vegan Buddha bowl. The base of the meal is wheat…

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Cheesy Kidney Bean and Rice Casserole

This vegan casserole is plant-based comfort food at its best: a creamy, savory mix of beans, rice, veggies, and a cheesy sauce…

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Easy Turmeric Eggplant Curry

Eggplants shine like the superstars they are in this really simple dish. Great for those new to curries, this foolproof recipe couldn’t…

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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

Kichadi

Kichadi is an East Indian comfort food that features rice and lentils (or split peas), and a variety of spices and vegetables….

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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 Millet Cakes with Creamy Red Pepper Coriander Sauce

Millet, one of the oldest cultivated grains, is quick cooking and takes on the flavor of whatever spice you cook it with….

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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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