Whole Grain Recipes

Looking for whole grain recipes? Browse more than 2,200 recipes for hearty, nutritious whole grains, complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

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Greek Brown Rice Salad

Rating: 5 stars
This salad has a little taste of Greece. The creamy feta, crunchy cucumber, and salty olives bring out delicious flavors in this salad. Entertaining doesn't get any easier than this. Serve it up with lamb, pork, or chicken. If your guest is vegetarian, you can serve this as a main.

Megan's Granola

Rating: 4.83 stars
My daughter and I came up with this recipe and it is absolutely wonderful. Several of my children who typically don't care for granola, loved it. I've tried many granola recipes and this tops them all. Enjoy!

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Rating: 4.47 stars
This tabouli recipe is different. Instead of using bulgur like traditional tabouli, this recipe uses quinoa. It is a grain that is available at health food stores. It looks and tastes better than bulgur. My husband and I both love this and neither of us is vegetarian. It's a great meal for a hot summer day. The longer it sits the better it tastes.
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Spicy Chicken and Spelt Salad

Rating: 4.81 stars
This is a colorful and wonderfully zippy chicken and spelt salad with a spicy soy sauce dressing.

Buckwheat Cereal with Mushrooms and Onions

Rating: 4.5 stars
Buckwheat is a healthy side dish containing all 9 of the essential amino acids. It's very popular in Europe. Buckwheat is gluten free, as it's not a grain. This recipe is not as quick as a plain basic way to cook buckwheat, but it's so worth it and smells and tastes so good. Serve hot with a small piece of butter on top.

Robin's Quinoa with Mushrooms and Spinach

Rating: 4.25 stars
I do pilates over my lunch break a couple of times a week, and this is the perfect thing to eat after it. It's way better than the usual lean-cuisine, and way better for you. Plus, it's super-cheap to make and you get three lunches out of it, easily.

Farro Salad with Asparagus and Parmesan

Rating: 4.82 stars
A light and delicious way to get your whole grains. Perfect salad for picnics, baby or bridal showers or just because!

Gluten-Free Hot Breakfast Cereal

Rating: 4.65 stars
This is a whole grain blend of 8 gluten free grains and seeds which are ground in a coffee grinder and cooked. Since going gluten and casein free I have been unable to find any hot breakfast cereals that we enjoy. So I created this one and the whole family loves it. Serve with brown sugar, agave nectar, honey or fruit.

Sorghum Buddha Bowl

Rating: 4 stars
Sorghum grains, roasted vegetables, black beans, and a tangy miso dressing make up a filling meal in a bowl.

Easy Oven Brown Rice

Rating: 4.75 stars
I am a terrible rice cook, but once I tried this method I can be confident that it will turn out every time!

Instant Pot® Apple-Rosemary Steel-Cut Oats

Rating: 4 stars
Get ready to shake up your old morning routine with an exciting new flavor of oatmeal. The woodsy taste of rosemary goes so well with the autumn flavors of cinnamon and apple in this steel-cut oatmeal done in minutes! Dried dates give it just enough sweetness, and I loved it with pecans on top.

Inspiration and Ideas

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Brown Rice Breakfast Porridge
Rating: Unrated
"Use up that leftover brown rice and try something new for breakfast. Experiment with it to make it your own." – CHERRY007

Golden Sweet Cornbread

Rating: 4.74 stars

If you like sweet cornbread, this is the recipe for you! My mom made this for me as a child, and now it's my family's favorite.