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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.

Jerk Grain Bowls with Air-Fried Plantain Chips

Air fryer–cooked plantain chips add extra texture and flavor to these colorful, spicy jerk-flavored bowls. For best results, choose a half-ripe plantain,…

Colorful grain bowls with greens and sliced, crispy plantain chips, seasoned with jerk spices see recipe

Baja Rice Bowls with Grilled Summer Squash

This taco-inspired spin on a grain bowl is great for weekly meal prep and versatile enough to use up any spare veggies…

Baja Rice Bowls with Grilled Summer Squash on a yellow tile table 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

Chopped Barley Salad with Pears

This colorful mix of fruits and vegetables creates a fresh and flavorful salad that pairs perfectly with a simple homemade pear vinaigrette….

Pear-Barley Chopped Salad see recipe

Farro, Mushroom, and Leek Gratin

This hearty casserole has all the flavors of holiday dressing. With its creamy sauce, chewy farro, and crispy topping, this gratin is…

Farro, Mushroom, and Leek Gratin see recipe

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…

Eggplant Curry see recipe

Freekeh Tabbouleh with Grapefruit

In this colorful, meal-worthy salad, nutty freekeh anchors the zesty flavors of grapefruit, cucumber, and fresh herbs. If you don’t have freekeh…

Freekeh grapefruit tabbouleh salad - avocado and grapefruit slices atop a colorful tabbouleh inspired salad 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…

Polenta with Black Beans see recipe

15-Minute Quinoa Slaw Bowl

Need a tasty, nutritious meal that’s ready in a flash? This easy quinoa slaw bowl is loaded with healthy ingredients and uses…

15-Minute Quinoa Slaw Bowl in a white dish with a metal spoon see recipe

Teriyaki Veggie Crunchy Roll Sushi

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

Teriyaki-Veggie-Crunch-Roll---300kb see recipe

Pumpkin Risotto Frittata with Mushrooms

The natural sweetness of pumpkin plays well with the savory, earthy notes of fresh mushrooms in this rustic risotto frittata. A cast-iron…

Pumpkin Risotto Frittata see recipe

Mango Rice Salad Bowls

When you’re craving Mexican food but are short on time, these colorful salad bowls come together in a flash. Start with a…

Mango Rice Salad Bowls in blue ceramic bowls with a side of lime wedges on a gray countertop see recipe