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.

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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Warm Roasted Vegetable Mixed Grain Salad with Creamy Vegan Dressing

With a creamy dressing, hearty roasted veggies, and plenty of grains, this is a super nourishing salad. Note that the recipe calls…

warm vegetable mixed grain salad see recipe

Southwest Rice Rolls

Nori rolls are a great way to turn almost any combination of grains and veggies into convenient bite-size, take-along morsels. This vegan…

Easy Vegan Sushi - Southwest Rice Rolls see recipe

Trumpet Rolls

Trumpet mushrooms, when cooked, have a texture similar to raw fish, which makes them perfect for sushi rolls. The filling options are…

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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

Sorghum Berry Breakfast Bowl

Cook up a batch of sorghum to enjoy in salads, soups and freestyle bowls, and use some of it for this very…

Vegan Breakfast Bowl see recipe

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

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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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…

Cheesy Kidney Bean and Rice Vegan Casserole see recipe

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…

Instant Pot Rice Pilaf see recipe