Brown Rice Pasta Mushroom Casserole

This hearty gluten-free vegan meal is loaded with all kinds of mushrooms and layers of fabulous flavors.  The ideal comfort food for a chilly night!

Penna alla Sorrentina

Make good use of those garden-fresh tomatoes with this simple and very satisfying meal.

Paella with Chicken, Chorizo and Shrimp

Traditionally, paella is made with white rice, but by switching to brown rice, you get great texture and a boost of nutrition.  This Spanish-inspired one-pot meal has chicken, chorizo and shrimp, but the scene-stealer in this recipe is the saffron.  Its tantalizing scent and warm flavor lend a...


A quick, easy and flavorful side that pairs well with salmon, chicken or pork.

Health Through Heritage with Whole Grains in India

Scientists at Columbia University and Stanford collaborated to reflect on the association between rapidly rising rates of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in India, and the adoption of refined carbohydrates – especially white rice and white flour – in that country. They advocated re-introduction of whole grains commonly consumed before 1950, including amaranth, barley, brown rice, millet, and sorghum, as a way to stem chronic disease in culturally-sensitive ways.
Nutrition Reviews, August 2011; 69(8):479-488

Brown Rice Apple Crisp

Traditionally, fruit crisps are made with oats alone, but nothing says other whole grains can’t join the party. Cook some extra rice at dinner tonight, and you’ll have a shortcut for tomorrow’s dessert. Two whole grains are better than one!

Chinese Black Rice, Orange, and Avocado Salad

China meets the Southwest in this unusual fusion salad.  Glistening black rice—usually sold under the label Forbidden Black Rice or Japonica Black Rice — set off against the bright orange segments and avocado’s pale green gives the mixture striking visual appeal.

Maple-Glazed Chicken with Rice

Real maple syrup and dried cranberries bring the tastes of a traditional American Thanksgiving to the table, any time of the year.

Teriyaki Chicken Edamame Rice Bowls

Edamame are fresh soy beans. They add a great oriental touch to this delicious rice bowl.

Sesame-Millet Crackers

Most of us never think of making our own crackers but it’s surprisingly simple. Store in an airtight container, to retain the crisp crunchiness.

Black Rice Bran Protects Against Inflammation

S.P. Choi and colleagues from Ajou University in Suwon, South Korea tested both black rice bran and brown rice bran for their effectiveness in protecting against skin inflammation. In mouse tests, they found that the black rice bran did suppress dermatitis, but the brown rice bran did not. The scientists suggest that black rice may be a “useful therapeutic agent for the treatment and prevention of diseases associated with chronic inflammation.”
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry,  Sept 22, 2010; 58(18):10007-15.

Wild Rice Apple Salad

If you’re ever looking for a way to jazz up last night’s wild rice leftovers, this recipe is as satisfying as it is versitile. Rotate in your favorite dried or fresh fuit as the mood and season strikes, adding more or less honey depending on your fruit choices. Wild rice’s texture is always...


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