Archive for the ‘Rice and Grains’ Category

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Wild Rice Stuffed Roasted Squash

Here is one that is always a stand-by for any holiday gathering–usually Thanksgiving. It is great as a main dish or as a side dish.

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Crockpot Vegan Stuffing

This was the best vegan stuffing I’ve ever tasted. Even the meat eaters loved it and commented that the mushroom gave it a wonderful texture. I adapted this recipe from one I found somewhere on the internet. I wasn’t exact on the spice measurements (meaning I didn’t level off the top of the measuring spoon).

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Italian Style Quinoa Salad

Quinoa is incredibly nutritious and delicious. It is the quickest cooking whole grain, as it takes less than 20 minutes. Cook a big batch and then use 2 cups to make this great looking and tasting salad or just follow the recipe. Once you taste it, you’ll want to make it often. The nutritional yeast gives it a cheesy taste. As always, use the best fresh ingredients you can get. This salad sings, “It’s Summer”.

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Hoppin’ John Salad

2 cups black-eyed peas, cooked
3 cups long-grain rice, cooked…

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Grape Tabouleh

1 cup bulgur
1 cup boiling water…

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Curry Wheat Berry Salad

1-15 oz. can chick peas
1 cup cooked wheat berries…

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Curried Brown Rice Salad

3 to 4 cups cooked brown rice
1/2 medium onion, chopped…

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Fresh Corn Salsa

1 ear fresh white or yellow corn
1/2 bunch cilantro, finely chopped…

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Colorful Corn Salad

6 ears of corn
1 can of black beans…

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Bulgur Salad with Balsamic Vinegar

1 cup uncooked Bulgur Wheat
2 cups vegetable broth…

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Brown Rice Tabbouleh

3 cups cooked long grain brown rice
2/3 cup chopped fresh parsley…

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Black Bean & Basmati Salad

basmati rice (cooked according to directions)
black beans (cooked according to directions)…

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Fruited Grain Salad

Here is another one I use at holidays–it always looks impressive with the colors from the fruit and herbs (do use fresh mint if you can–dried is not the same!) I think I adapted it from one of Mollie Katzen’s cookbooks. This salad keeps very well, and is great to have on hand for lunches and snacks.

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Quinoa Salad

1/2 med. red onion, cut into fine half moons
4 radishes, cut into fine half moons…

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Hoppin’ John Salad 2

1 15-oz. can black-eyed peas, drained
2 cups cooked brown rice…

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