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.

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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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

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…

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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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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

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

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

Quick Brown Rice 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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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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