Hearty, Healthy Grain Dishes
Mujaddarah, a traditional Middle Eastern dish, is sometimes made with rice, and sometimes with cracked wheat (bulgur). The grain is combined with lentils and lots of onions browned by olive oil. Like many simple classics, it’s delicious. Serve with Fattouche Salad and a steamed green vegetable for an easy meal. Though they’re the least traditional to use in this (brown lentils are the usual) I like to make this with black beluga lentils for the visual contrast. more→
This simple combination of couscous and broccoli, bright with lemony flavor, be too light to serve as a meal’s centerpiece, but it’s perfect for pairing with a dish of equal heft, like a bean or legume dish, or a main dish salad. I’ve also enjoyed leftovers of this served cold in a wrap with shredded lettuce and sliced tomatoes. Photos by Evan Atlas.
This quick, delicious couscous side dish, naturally sweetened with apple and dried fruits, is good with curries, and also goes well with any kind of well-seasoned bean or lentil dish. more→
This luxurious and piquant grains-and-greens combo starts with nourishing (and under appreciated) millet and combines it with whatever leafy greens you have on hand (collards, kale, chard, etc.) and bold flavorings. An unusual touch is added with pomegranate molasses. Recipe contributed by Ellen Kanner. more→
Here’s a simple, sturdy grain side dish for everyday meals. Combining a hearty grain like bulgur with delicate noodles is a tasty way to enjoy both. This is excellent served with winter squash dishes. more→
Filling and hearty, the lemony flavor and the young green beans give this bulgur dish a touch of spring. more→