chicken tikka masala on a plate

This slow cooker-friendly recipe is a mashup between two of our favorite Indian recipes: Chicken Tikka Masala, a creamy, tomato-based chicken dish; and chana saag, a fragrant, spiced chickpea and greens dish. 

Millet-based Lunches Improve Health in Indian Children

Millet is a whole grain that has a rich history throughout India. However, in recent times, millet has been displaced by refined grains like white rice. In this study, researchers introduced millet-based lunches at 2 schools in Karnataka, India, and then compared the health outcomes of those 136 students to 102 students at 2 schools who ate their regular fortified rice-based lunches for 3 months. Those in the millet group significantly improved stunting (an important measure of growth and development) and BMI, while the rice group did not. Additionally, all of the millet meals had high acceptability, with the most popular ones being finger millet ildi (a steam cooked fermented savory cake), little and pearl millet bisi belle bath (a millet-lentil hot meal), and upma (a pearl and little millet-vegetable meal).
Nutrients. 2019 Sep 3;11(9). pii: E2077. doi: 10.3390/nu11092077.(Anitha S et al.)

stir fried whole grain noodles with kale, mushrooms, and tempeh

Tempeh is a fermented tofu product that is traditional to Indonesia. When served crumbled and stir fried in this recipe, it takes on a hearty, almost meaty texture.

Vegetable Enchilada Rice Bake

Nothing beats making your own enchilada sauce from scratch. The rice in this recipe is infused with a wonderful blend of spicy, smoky, and sweet flavors....

Sprouted Fried Brown Rice

According the America’s Test Kitchen, brown rice has several advantages in fried rice dishes. The bran layer prevents freshly cooked brown rice from clumping, and because it acts as a nonstick coating on each grain, brown rice requires far less oil in the frying stage....

Mediterranean Chicken and Wild Rice Cups

These rice cups are super easy to make and work great as an appetizer, an accompaniment to soup, or as an easy-to-pack lunch on the go. 

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Mloukhieh is a leafy green used in Lebanese and Egyptian cuisine. If you can’t find mloukhieh, substitute your favorite leafy green in this fragrant chicken stew. Serve with brown rice, or toasted whole grain bread, and a bright garnish of quick-pickled onions. ...

Kale and Shiitake Mushroom Bowl

The toastiness of the almonds and the warming flavor of the sage make this the perfect treat for a rainy day. ...

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In this vegan version of bibimbap, brown rice provides a hearty base for pickled cucumbers, seasoned spinach and sprouts, and miso mushrooms. For a delicious (though non-vegan) accompaniment, top with a runny fried egg, and mix the yolk in the rice bowl along with the homemade gochujang sauce...

vegetable fried rice

At our 2018 Whole Grains Council conference in Seattle, one of the presenters from America’s Test Kitchen explained that brown rice is actually better to use for fried rice, because it does not need to...

sprouted brown rice risotto

This recipe uses 2 tricks to transform brown rice into a creamy risotto: 1) choosing a short grain sprouted brown rice, and 2) parboiling the rice before beginning the risotto process. As a finishing touch, grated zucchini melts into the dish, while a generous amount of Parmigiano-Reggiano...

Ginger Scallion Stir Fry with Sprouted Brown Rice

For a meatless meal, try tofu instead of chicken. Some of our other favorite whole grains for stir fries include brown basmati rice, brown jasmine rice, quinoa, and sorghum.


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