What it is: This golden, beadlike, U.S.-grown grain tastes nutty and mildly sweet, is highly digestible and gluten free, and packs plenty of fiber, protein, minerals, and B vitamins. It’s also inexpensive, averaging 60–90 cents per pound.
Creamy Millet with Apples and Honey
Gluten-Free Orange-Banana Bread with Pecans
What it is: The seed of a tall, aquatic North American grass that is low in fat and high in fiber, protein, and B vitamins.
Wild Rice Salad with Dried Cranberries
Quinoa and Wild Rice
Italian Stuffed Squash
Wild Rice Pilaf with Water Chestnuts and Pistachios
What it is: Buckwheat, a whole protein, adds an unusual background flavor and unique texture to an array of dishes.
Spiced Apple, Buckwheat, and Oat Porridge
Tuscan Kale Soup with Buckwheat
What it is:Often called a whole grain, quinoa is a gluten-free seed from the chard and rhubarb family. Golden is common, but you’ll also find red and black varieties. It’s wonderfully tasty and spectacularly healthy, boasting all nine essential amino acids for a complete protein.
Rio Grande Quinoa and Corn
Warm Quinoa and Roasted Vegetable Salad
Maple Pecan Quinoa
Grilled Chicken Breast with Citrus-Scented Quinoa
Quinoa Lettuce Wraps
Pink and Purple Quinoa
From quinoa and millet to buckwheat and wild rice, here are some of our favorite ways to prepare nutritious gluten-free grains in their various forms including whole grains and baking flours.