Quinoa, Brown Rice, & Beyond: 15 Ways to Eat Whole Grains at Every Meal

Quinoa, Brown Rice, & Beyond: 15 Ways to Eat Whole Grains at Every Meal

Faith Durand
Sep 10, 2012

What would life in the kitchen be like without whole grains? For me, it would be a sadder existence. Oats, whole wheat, and pseudo-grains like quinoa and amaranth provide pops of protein and healthy fiber. But they offer more than healthy benefits, too. They are delicious! Where would meals be without nutty brown rice, tender oats, and delicate quinoa? Here are 15 of our favorite whole grain recipes for every meal: Quinoa chili and salads, whole wheat muffins, a brown rice bowl with lemongrass, tofu, and cashews. There's a warm farro salad with roasted vegetables, and whole wheat couscous, too. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner — there's a whole grain to enjoy.

• 1 Golden Quinoa Salad with Radish, Dill & Avocado
• 2 Black Bean and Heirloom Tomato Quinoa with Lemon Dressing
• 3 Grilled Halloumi and Quinoa Salad
• 4 Black Bean, Sweet Potato and Quinoa Chili

• 5 Brown Rice Salad with Apples, Walnuts, and Cherries
• 6 Brown Rice Bowl with Lemongrass, Tofu and Cashews
• 7 Brown Rice Appams
• 8 Black Rice Salad with Avocado and Grapefruit

• 9 Quick, Easy & Moist Whole Wheat Muffins
• 10 Whole Wheat Pearl Couscous with Cherries & Arugula
• 11 No-Knead Multi-Grain Peasant Bread

• 12 Breakfast Grain Salad with Blueberries, Hazelnuts & Lemon
• 13 Warm Farro Salad with Roasted Vegetables and Fontina
• 14 Chickpea, Barley and Zucchini Ribbon Salad with Mint and Feta
• 15 Simple Breakfast: No-Cook Overnight Steel-Cut Oats

On Cooking Whole Grains:
How To Cook Fluffy, Tasty Quinoa
How To Cook Steel-Cut Oats for Breakfast the Night Before
A No-Fuss Method for Cooking Almost Any Whole Grain

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