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.

Curried Chickpeas and Farro with Strawberry Chutney

Sweet and savory notes hit a perfect harmony in this Indian-inspired dish. If you have any leftover jammy chutney, transfer it to…

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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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Barley and Sweet Potato Pilaf

Barley is not the usual in pilafs, but it works well when you want a change from rice. Tarragon has a flavor…

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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…

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Teriyaki Veggie Crunch Roll

There is so much more to vegan sushi than cucumber rolls! This recipe is a creative twist on a classic veggie roll,…

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Rye and Wheat Berries with Celery and Apples

Tender, chewy wheat berries mingle with crunchy celery and sweet apples and raisins in this refreshing side dish. This recipe can be…

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Ethiopian Wild Rice Pilaf

Berbere, a spice used in Ethiopian cooking, resembles the spice garam masala from India. It is an unusual blend of spices such…

This delicious wild rice pilaf recipe makes use of the Ethiopian spice berbere. Be sure to keep it on hand to make ordinary dishes like this extra special! 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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Green Chile Rice with Black Beans

Black beans are not usually added to this popular Mexican rice dish, but their addition makes it into a one-pot meal. Use…

Black beans are not usually added to this popular Mexican rice dish, but their addition makes this Green Chile Rice recipe into a one-pot meal. see recipe

Red Beans & Quinoa

I’ve had a version of beans and rice on my dinner menu for as long as I can remember, mostly because it’s…

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Tom’s “Fried” Rice

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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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