Superfoods - Whole Grain Recipes

Whole grains are a healthy alternative to refined grains, and lower risks of diabetes and heart disease. Here are our whole grain recipes that are packed with power.

Community Picks

Cherry Farro Salad with Sweet Vinaigrette

Rating: 4.5 stars 27
Here's a delicious salad using a whole grain that not only tastes good but is good for you! The flavors are refreshing and sweet while the crunchy nuts and farro give it wonderful texture!

Chicken Wild Rice Soup I

Rating: 4.5 stars 912
A slight variation on a recipe I received from a fellow Minnesota farm wife. A delicious soup that can also easily be cooked in a slow cooker and freezes well.
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Nutty Brown Rice Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 54
This delicious cold rice salad has the great flavors of brown rice, fresh veggies, and chopped raw almonds. This has replaced high fat, low nutrition picnic salads in this household.
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Instant Pot® Buckwheat Minestra

My husband and I eat soup at every supper. This is a vegan soup that I make at least 3 times a month. We love it that much. It makes a large quantity. I usually freeze half. During fall and winter, I use pumpkin or butternut squash. In the summer, I use green zucchini. I add lots of flavorful ingredients, so we never add salt.

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By Stacey Ballis

Minnesota Wild Rice Dressing

Rating: 4.5 stars 64
This recipe was given to me by a friend, and it has been a family tradition ever since. No need to stuff the turkey. This dressing can be made the day before Thanksgiving and heated in the microwave 10 minutes before serving!

Beef Barley Vegetable Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 1393
A chuck roast is cooked with barley and bay leaf in a slow cooker before it is cubed and added to a soup pot of simmering vegetables in a beef broth.

Best Buckwheat Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
Delicious and nutritious.

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Rating: 4.5 stars 975
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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Simple Whole Wheat Bread

Rating: 5 stars 2509
Simply a great-tasting and easy-to-make whole wheat bread.
By Nita Crabb

Farro Salad with Asparagus and Parmesan

Rating: 5 stars 104
A light and delicious way to get your whole grains. Perfect salad for picnics, baby or bridal showers or just because!

Insalata di Riso (Italian Rice Salad)

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
Traditional cold rice salad is considered fast food in Italy, used for picnics and lunches on the go. Great for hot days when you don't want to heat up the kitchen. Add a few drops of your favorite hot pepper sauce for a dash of spice if you like. Many Italians add a few tablespoons of mayonnaise at the end.

Inspiration and Ideas

Lemony Quinoa
Rating: Unrated 232
"This recipe is a crunchy, lemony, healthy dish that can be used as a side or as a light meal." – Mirelle B
10 Great Grain Salads Under 300 Calories
These grain salads are oh-so-satisfying served hot or cold. From couscous to buckwheat, and quinoa to barley, if there's a grain there's a way!
Simple Whole Wheat Bread
Rating: 5 stars 2494

A simple honey whole wheat bread with wonderful flavor, texture, and aroma.