DIY Grain Bowls to Make Tonight
Roasted Salmon and Farro Bowls
Salmon is a great addition to any grain bowl recipe—it's easy, healthy, and filled with protein (not to mention it's super-delish). While the farro cooks, prep the rest of your grain bowl by roasting the salmon and skillet-cooking zucchini and mushrooms. Top it off with a homemade vinaigrette and this healthy bowl will be bursting with flavor.
Warm Roasted Barley, Kale, and Apple Salad
Our favorite grain bowl recipes take full advantage of in-season ingredients, and this bowl's perfect for fall. Top tender roasted barley with fresh kale, apple slices, and toasted walnuts. The barley cooks in over a cup of apple cider which brings out the autumn flavors.
Bacon and Egg Rice Bowls
This bowl isn't limited to just breakfast. If you keep cooked rice on hand, you could quickly make it for a midnight snack. Scared of spice? The hot sauce is optional, but if you love to make your taste buds burn, feel free to pile it on this yummy grain bowl.
Shrimp, Tomato, and Bulgur Bowls
Making healthy grain bowls for dinner can be speedy, too! This tasty shrimp grain bowl comes together in just 30 minutes and is piled high with yummy ingredients. Fresh cherry grape tomatoes and basil help make this bowl healthy, while a sprinkle of pine nuts on top adds some crunch.
Quinoa and Butternut Bowl
Just look how pretty this bowl is! And because it's filled with good-for-you ingredients like quinoa and butternut squash, it's healthy, too. Need extra protein? Add a poached egg. Of course, if you decide to skip it, you can add this recipe to your collection of vegetarian grain bowls.
Korean Ahi Poke Bowl
Hop on the poke (diced raw fish) bowl trend by making this easy Asian grain bowl. Brown rice makes up the base of this bowl and ahi tuna gives it great flavor. Soy sauce, sesame oil, gochujang, and kimchi add Asian flair.
Chickpea and Freekeh Salad
This bowl of ancient grains will have you scraping for every last bite, and it'll make you feel healthy after eating it too. Feta and mint dress up the simple sauce made from garlic and olive oil. Chickpeas and freekeh (a grain popular in the Mediterranean made from roasted green durum wheat) give the bowl some heartiness.
Pork, Brussels Sprouts, and Barley Bowls
To make this grain bowl, keep it simple. Brussels sprouts, pork, and barley make up the bulk up the bowl. To give this easy grain bowl powerful flavor, roast the Brussels sprouts and pork in a homemade orange-thyme vinaigrette, then drizzle the rest on top of the finished product.
Indonesian-Style Beef and Rice Bowls
This simple dinner bowl takes only 20 minutes of prep time, so you'll be able to make it on just about any night of the week. It consists of fresh veggies and spicy red curry. If you're looking for protein grain bowls, you're in luck—this tasty bowl packs a whopping 27 grams of protein.
Quinoa and Summer Vegetables
Quinoa can turn a bag of summer veggies into a meal. You can use up all your leftover summer veggies at once; after all, this vegetarian grain bowl recipe boasts fresh zucchini, sweet peppers, green onions, and cilantro.
Wheat Berry, Sugar Snap Pea, Radish, and Goat Cheese Salad
Sugar snap peas and radishes—two underrated veggies—shine in this wheat berry bowl. The dish is vegetarian and perfect as a side. If you've never tried wheat berries before, this ancient grain bowl is a great place to start!
Asian Beef, Vegetable, and Quinoa Bowls
Put those takeout menus down! Believe us, you can make a delicious, easy Asian beef recipe at home, and it'll be much healthier than ordering from your local go-to.
Shrimp and Rice Bowls
Craving seafood? This shrimp dinner satisfies your need. Our homemade peanut sauce is easy and delicious, you'll want to start drizzling it on everything you eat.
Bulgur Salad with Chickpeas, Feta, and Mint
Bold flavor is this ancient grain bowl's game. Feta and mint pair with parsley, lime, garlic, and more to transform the grain and chickpeas. No bulgur on hand? Swap in brown rice or quinoa (but follow their own cooking instructions).
Lemon Garden Spelt
Spelt, a type of wheat, has a nutty flavor that's sweetened by the honey in this recipe. Zucchini and carrots make this dish heartier and healthier. Even meat-lovers will fall in love with this tasty Mediterranean grain bowl.
Sweet Potato, Kale, and Quinoa Bowls
This healthy quinoa bowl has pretty much all of our favorite healthy ingredients, including sweet potatoes, kale, chickpeas, and avocado. You won't have to make a mountain of grains for this recipe—each bowl only needs 1/2 cup of cooked quinoa. If you like your grain bowls with an egg on top, serve with a soft-cooked egg.
Grains and Fruit Summer Salad
Fruit in a grain bowl? You bet. Blueberries and cantaloupe's sweet flavor complements the savory side of this dish. And there's smoked salmon hiding among the veggies for an extra boost of protein. Even when it's not summer, you'll find yourself craving this healthy salmon grain bowl.
Greens and Barley Salad
Serve small bowls of this salad as a side, or big ones for a vegetarian meal. Either way, this spiced veggie-and-barley bowl will help you get your vegetables in. If you want to turn this vegetarian grain bowl into a meal for a meat-lover, add grilled shrimp or slices of juicy steak on top.
Farro and Pine Nut Tabbouleh
Tabbouleh is a Middle Eastern dish that's typically made from bulgur, but this recipe switches it up by using farro instead, which has a chewier texture. Crumbled feta cheese completes this dish. Fans of Mediterranean flavors will definitely want to keep this farro grain bowl recipe handy.
Italian-Style Fried Farro
In this farro version of fried "rice," a balsamic glaze coats farro, prosciutto, and Brussels sprouts. This vegetarian grain bowl is a little healthier than fried rice, too, but it tastes just as good. You can also serve this quick grain bowl recipe as a side dish alongside your favorite protein.