Vegetarian Whole Grain

Vegetarian whole grain dishes for quinoa, barley, wild rice, and more.

Staff Picks

Perfect Sushi Rice

Rating: 4.14 stars
Here is my recipe for the perfect sushi rice. You can eat this alone or roll into your favorite sushi roll with ingredients of choice. I use strips of carrots, cucumbers and slices of avocado. You can adjust the amount of vinegar in this recipe to suit your taste.

Black Beans and Rice

Rating: 4.34 stars
The perfect meal! Preparation Time: 20 minutes. This recipe is from The WEBB Cooks, articles and recipes by Robyn Webb, courtesy of the American Diabetes Association.

Zesty Quinoa Salad

Rating: 4.78 stars
This bright and colorful salad is a great summertime recipe (or anytime you want to feel like it's summertime). Light and citrusy, it's a whole new way to enjoy quinoa. Lime juice and cilantro give a refreshing kick, while quinoa and black beans provide tasty vegan protein. If you're not vegan, add even more protein by adding chunks of chicken or turkey. Yum!

Red Lobster® Cheddar Biscuits

Rating: 4.55 stars
I made these with baked potato soup and loved it. Great addition! I gave them to a friend and he said they tasted just like the ones at Red Lobster®. The recipe will yield more if made into smaller biscuits. They are best served fresh out of the oven.

Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

Rating: 4.43 stars
This is a fast vegan smoothie with a deep pink color and a rich, creamy texture. VERY filling, and perfect for people in a rush in the morning. You don't have to give up a good breakfast when it's this fast to make! I use vitamin fortified soy milk.
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Vegetarian Mexican Inspired Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 4.72 stars
I created this so it's not too spicy, but is packed with flavor. My kids loved it! For variety, add corn or other vegetables or switch to other chopped tomato varieties (chiles, jalapenos, etc.). Follow the boiling method prior to baking if you don't want a crispy bell pepper. If you have small peppers, use more of them for this recipe. They taste great with a dollop of sour cream on top.

Quinoa and Black Beans

Rating: 4.65 stars
Very flavorful alternative to black beans and rice. Quinoa is a nutty grain from South America.
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Quinoa Black Bean Burgers

Rating: 4.7 stars
These vegetarian burgers are delicious! Your carnivorous friends will be impressed. My favorite way to serve is on a whole-wheat bun with garlic-lemon mayonnaise, fresh raw spinach, sliced tomato, and caramelized onions!
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Sweet Potato Energy Bites

These tasty little bites are packed with so many things that are good for you: sweet potato, oats, almond meal, hemp seeds, and almond butter. They are a great boost of protein and energy for when you need a snack. They are gluten free, and you can make them vegan by replacing the honey with maple syrup.

Stuffed Peppers My Way

Rating: 4.61 stars
Roasted green bell peppers are stuffed with feta cheese and a mixture of rice and green onions.

Vegetable Fried Rice

Rating: 4.41 stars
This dish combines the nutty flavor of brown rice with the fresh taste of bell peppers, baby peas, and other vegetables.

Mexican Rice and Beans

Rating: 4.4 stars
Spicy, delicious Mexican rice and beans.

Inspiration and Ideas

Air Fryer Fried Mushrooms

Rating: Unrated
Air-fried mushrooms that are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Don't forget the ranch dressing for dipping!

Mushroom Veggie Burger

Rating: 4.72 stars

This is as close as I've ever gotten to a delicious non-meat burger. Mushrooms really give this a meaty flavor. I serve this like I serve a regular burger, on a nice fresh hamburger roll with spicy mayonnaise and a little lettuce.