Grains and Pasta

One of the wonderful things about grains and pastas is, every culture around the world eats some kind of grain or pasta. And they are, for the most part, wonderfully neutral in flavor, so they can be adapted to every taste. People began domesticating grain more than 11,000 years ago in the farmlands of the Fertile Crescent, which brought enormous changes to the lifestyles of our ancient ancestors. And there’s good reasons for that; grains are filled with fiber and are often a great source of protein, so they’re a terrific building block for healthy eating. Whether you prefer long-standing favorites like rice or fettucine, or are looking for a grain that’s a bit off the beaten path, we have the recipe for you.

Gullah Crab Fried Rice
Gullah cooking, which originated in the swampy lowlands and barrier islands of North and South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, is nearly synonymous with rice and seafood.
Cacio e Pepe
Cacio e Pepe is a classic Italian dish with its origins in the hills surrounding Rome. It is one of the foremost examples of cucina povera, or “poverty cooking”.
Ginger Wild Rice
Cooking wild rice is not terribly complex. People have put countless hours into the many ways to cook white rice, but wild rice? It’s pretty straightforward.
Cape Malay Couscous and Asparagus
This dish celebrates all the great tastes of summer—rich, sweet tomato, snappy asparagus, and a tart burst of lime.
Mushroom Risotto
Let’s talk about how to make mushroom risotto. Risotto, a glorious amalgamation of rice, seasonings, cheese, and broth, is a staple dish in the cuisine of northern Italy.
Citrus Ginger Stir Fry Linguine
This was a dish we thought up to help showcase our Citrus Ginger Stir Fry Blend.
Vegetarian Amatriciana (pasta)
Amatriciana is an Italian dish from- you guessed it- Amatrice.
Turkey Sausage and Spinach Rice Bowl
When talking about building a bowl, we’ve made our opinion known that there’s some strange, indefinable quality that makes it feel… different than when you eat it off of a plate.
Valencia Paella
Paella is a traditional Spanish dish that has many, many interpretations, and what defines an “AUTHENTIC” Paella is hotly contested.
A noodle/dumpling hybrid that’s shaped like a BIRD? How cute is that?
Velvety Quinoa Pudding
Velvety Quinoa Pudding is really just rice pudding, but with a bit more bite and texture.
Cauliflower Bolognese
The history of Bolognese is long and conflicting. Can you guess why?
Spaghetti alle Vongole
Ah, Italy. It's a beautiful country, with a vibrant culinary history that has enduring appeal.
Glazed Meatballs with Soba Noodles
When you think “cold noodle salads,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Is it dollops of mayonnaise? Flies landing on your plate at an outdoor BBQ?
Everything Bagels
Before these bagels were cooked, they had names all over them. Our taste testers were extremely enthusiastic about eating the bagels, which is no surprise.
Shrimp Pad Thai
Pad Thai is quite popular in Thailand, where it is considered a street food.
Yakisoba, which translated from Japanese means “fried buckwheat,” is a delicious noodle dish served with a variety of vegetables and topped off with something like bonito flakes or Sansho pepper.
Fettuccine with Lemon Cream Sauce
No one in our test kitchen could believe how delicious this recipe was. It’s fragrant, beautiful, and full of flavor despite requiring only a few ingredients.
Noodle Salad with Jicama and Miso Vinaigrette
This Asian inspired recipe is quick and easy to make. Heavy on vegetables and light on those delicious cold rice noodles, it is a healthy option for both lunch and dinner.
Pasta Primavera with Chicken
Pasta primavera is a fancy way of saying “Spring pasta” since primavera translates from Spanish to mean Spring.
Chai Spiced Overnight Oats
Overnight oats are nothing new, but for anyone who has never tried them before, you will find that they are so delicious that it is impossible to imagine how you could have survived before them.
Sausage Tortellini Soup
Loose Italian sausage is your friend for this recipe.
Garlic and Herb Roasted Tomato Pasta
Summer flavors are in full bloom in this delicious recipe.
Mediterranean Macaroni and Cheese
For this dish we have combined the exotic flavors of the Mediterranean with our classic American macaroni and cheese.
Broccoli and Sun-dried Tomato Pasta
Quick. Easy. Light. Healthy. Perfect as a side dish or as a meal.
Quinoa Feta Phyllo Cups
As the weather starts to warm up and blooms appear on trees, one of my favorite things to do is open the windows, feel the breeze, and bake something light and delicious.
Freekeh Breakfast Bowl
Your mother may have always told you, like mine did and like I told my kids, that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
Peruvian Beef Kebabs with Crazy Rice
Kebabs are an easy way to make a variety of food at one time, especially when the entire family decides to come visit. Not only do they look amazing with minimal effort, they taste even better!
Easy Tuna Noodle Casserole
The challenge with remaking some of our favorite recipes that we remember as a child is that they were often loaded with cheese, fat, salt and e
Homemade Marinara and Creamy Polenta
I have always been quite intimidated about making polenta.
Spinach Tortellini Soup
I’m always on the look for healthy, easy meals that I can prepare quickly on busy days and one pot recipes make it even better!
Vegetarian Veracruzana
Veracruzana is popular on the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico and is usually served with fresh fish (such as red snapper).
Spinach and Garbanzo Pasta
I'm always looking for recipes that are different and healthy, but still tasty and filling.
Grilled Vegetable Pasta
It's time to pick your favorite vegetables and get thee to a grill. The great thing about this recipe is that just about any vegetables will do, particularly if you have a grilling basket.
Roasted Vegetable Sauce and Penne Pasta
If you want an easy and delicious way to make this sauce, try roasting your vegetables.
Lemon Rice
We love the versatile nature of rice.
Cincinnati Skyline Chili
Having grown up in Texas what I recognized as chili is certainly not what I found when making this dish. Chili over spaghetti?