Hearty, Healthy Grain Dishes
Buckwheat groats, or kasha, lend an invigorating texture and assertive flavor to this enticing fall grain dish. Think of this as a more colorful and contemporary version of kasha varnishkes. more→
Millet is an excellent grain to use for stuffing vegetables, since it cooks to a slightly adhesive quality. And using sweet, small orange squashes makes for a festive and filling entree.
The bulgur is filling and hearty, but the lemony flavor and the young green beans give this dish its touch of spring. more→
This traditional Middle Eastern dish is sometimes made with rice, and sometimes with cracked wheat. The grain is combined with lentils and lots of onions browned by olive oil. Even in its basic form, it’s delicious. Since we save some time by cooking (rather than soaking) the bulgur, I like to dress up this classic with the nontraditional but tasty additions of scallions and raisins. more→
If you want to dress up a simple grain-and-bean pilaf in an instant, a good-quality, prepared tomato salsa is the answer. Serve this with a tossed salad and fresh bread; next time vary the type of grain and/or bean you use and serve it with a coleslaw and a steamed vegetable like broccoli. Adapted from The Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmet. more→