Rice, Grains, Polenta

Instant Pot Risotto with Fresh Greens

Instant Pot Risotto with Fresh Greens

The silky creamy texture of the risotto is complimented by fresh, barely wilted greens.

New Orleans–Style Red Beans and Rice Recipe

New Orleans has a tasty Monday tradition known as Red Beans and Rice. Try our vegan version with stewing bell pepper, onion, carrot, mushroom, and celery with spices (allspice, cayenne pepper, mustard powder and more). The red kidney beans cook perfectly in the instant pot. This is a great alternative to chili.

Wild Rice Soup

This time of year Minnesota wild rice becomes more available so this classic creamy, yet vegan, soup slides into our dinner rotation and goes to the top of the list for diner party menu ideas.

Beans and Rice

Black Beans and Brown Rice

This black bean and rice recipe is so savory and flavorful and the leftovers are even better the next day. 

Acorn Squash Risotto

Acorn Squash Risotto

How do you make risotto more creamy? Stir in purée squash for the most creamy, cozy, comfort food. Risotto can be time consuming and fussy to make on the stove top. With the instant pot, it becomes an easy weeknight meal.

Thai Red Curry with Winter Squash Recipe

Thai Red Curry with Winter Squash

This is hand’s down my favorite recipe. It’s quick, easy, full of amazing flavors, fool-proof, and super versatile. Add potatoes or carrots. Use basil. Add lemongrass. Try red onion slices instead of scallions. Eggplant anyone? Just don’t skip the peanuts, peanut.

Fried Rice Recipe

Fried Rice with Baby Bok Choi and Crispy Tofu

A great way to use up leftover rice (and extra grated carrots), this fried rice cooks up quickly. Use what ever leftover veggies you have, go light on the soy sauce, and do not skip the toasted sesame oil – it’s the secret ingredient.

Vegan Cucumber Avocado Sushi Bowl

Cucumber Avocado Sushi Bowl

This quick and easy vegan sushi bowl is loaded with cucumbers, creamy avocados, carrots and delicious sticky sushi rice. Topped with both toasted sesame soy sauce and a vegan wasabi mayo, it’s a flavor explosion that gives your local sushi master a run for his money.

Instant Pot Corn Risotto with Peas

Instant Pot Corn Risotto with Peas

Exquisite and easy, this creamy yet light risotto maximizes fresh corn flavor by using the cobs, the kernels and a corn purée. Throw in some fresh peas and this risotto tastes like summer itself.

Fresh Pea and Carrot Soup with Rice Orzo Pilaf

Fresh Pea and Carrot Soup with Rice Orzo Pilaf

This delicious Italian vegetable soup, packed with gorgeous carrots and bright green peas is a summer garden celebration in a bowl. The nutty flavor and texture of the orzo is a wonderful contrast to the luscious pesto.