30 Warm and Cozy Grain Bowls to Make This Winter

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Half Baked Harvest

What do a roaring fire, a cashmere sweater and a hearty grain bowl (and, well, a shot of bourbon) have in common? They all warm you to the core on a freezing winter day. Here are 30 piping-hot grain-bowl recipes (because we hate blizzards, subzero winds and bomb cyclones just as much as you do).

ultimate quinoa avocado bowl
Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell


The Ultimate Quinoa-Avocado Bowl

Crispy kale? Check. Spicy shrimp? Check. Fresh crunchy toppings? You betcha.

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell


Salmon Bowl with Farro, Black Beans and Tahini Dressing

How to glow from the inside out, 101.

bulgur roasted butternut squash sage goat cheese
Weeknight Society


Bulgur with Roasted Butternut Squash, Sage and Goat Cheese

Flavorful, warming and so easy to prep.

roasted vegetable grain bowls
Joyful Healthy Eats


Roasted Vegetable Grain Bowls

Did we mention it’s vegetarian and gluten-free?

brussels sprouts apple quinoa bowls orange thyme vinaigrette
Dishing Out Health


Brussels Sprouts-Apple Quinoa Bowls with Orange-Thyme Vinaigrette

You can’t beat this bowl of bliss.

sweet potato kofta turmeric curry
Making Thyme for Health


Sweet Potato Kofta with Turmeric Curry

Purple yams and warming spices take this dinner over the top.

korean barbecue tofu bowls stir fried veggies quinoa
Oh My Veggies


Korean Barbecue Tofu Bowls with Stir-Fried Veggies and Quinoa

The perfect combo of flavors for all of your cravings.

lentil cauliflower harissa bowl cilantro basmati rice
The Blonde Chef


Lentil, Cauliflower and Harissa Bowl with Cilantro Basmati Rice

Warm and spicy (and vegan).

pumpkin polenta balsamic roasted beets
With Food and Love


Pumpkin Polenta with Balsamic Roasted Beets

Guys, cornmeal is totally a grain.

cuban quinoa bowl spicy lemon cashew dressing
Heather Christo


Cuban Quinoa Bowl with Spicy Lemon Cashew Dressing

Is your mouth watering? (Same.)

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Well and Full


Winter Buddha Bowl

Cool fact: Combine warm pearl couscous with shredded beets and it turns bright pink.

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My New Roots


The Winter Abundance Bowl

Green lentils and brown rice add extra heartiness.

buddha bowl kale avocado orange wild rice
Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell


Buddha Bowl with Kale, Avocado, Orange and Wild Rice

Just look at those gorgeous, jammy eggs.

easy teriyaki rice bowl roasted vegetables
Veggies Don’t Bite


Easy Teriyaki Rice Bowl with Roasted Vegetables

Just 15 minutes and you’re done.

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Half Baked Harvest


Greek Goddess Grain Bowl with Fried Halloumi

Serve with spicy basil tahini and pita chips. Yum.

roasted vegetable quinoa harvest bowls
Minimalist Baker


Roasted Vegetable and Quinoa Harvest Bowls

This 30-minute meal is calling your name.

instant pot chipotle chicken bowls cilantro lime quinoa
Skinny Taste


Instant Pot Chipotle Chicken Bowls with Cilantro Lime Quinoa

If you don’t have an Instant Pot, make it in your slow cooker instead.

salmon belly wholegrain rice pot
Not Quite Nigella


Salmon Belly Whole Grain Rice Pot

Everything is cooked together in a saucepan. Hellooo, Monday night dinner.

teriyaki grilled chicken and veggie rice bowls
Cooking Classy


Teriyaki Grilled Chicken and Veggie Rice Bowls

Got leftover rice? These will come together in a matter of minutes.

best ever chicken fajita bowls
Chelsea’s Messy Apron


The Best Ever Chicken Fajita Bowls

As if we need another reason to eat guac.

mojo pulled pork quinoa bowls pineapple salsa
Closet Cooking


Mojo Pulled Pork Quinoa Bowls with Pineapple Salsa

A fiesta in your mouth.

healing bowls turmeric sweet potatoes poached eggs lemon dressing
Pinch of Yum


Healing Bowls with Turmeric Sweet Potatoes, Poached Eggs and Lemon Dressing

Way better than eating an apple a day.

sesame sriracha buddha bowls black rice tofu kale
Love and Olive Oil


Sesame Sriracha Buddha Bowls with Black Rice, Tofu and Kale

It’s a big bowl of zen.

soy marinated tofu bowls spicy peanut sauce
Budget Bytes


Soy Marinated Tofu Bowls with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Think you don’t like tofu? Think again.

farmers market bowl green goddess sauce
Cookie and Kate


Farmers’ Market Bowl with Green Goddess Sauce

Farro meets warm root vegetables—and, oh yes, our mouths.

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Yes, More, Please


Warm Farro Asparagus and Poached Egg

Is it acceptable to eat this for every meal?

israeli couscous pistachios apricots cranberries
Foodie Crush


Israeli Couscous with Pistachios, Apricots and Cranberries

Perfectly poised for meal prep.

crispy salmon and avocado salsa bowls cilantro sauce
Gimme Delicious


Crispy Salmon & Avocado Salsa Bowls with Cilantro Sauce

Serve with salty tortilla chips.

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Camille Styles


Rainbow Grain Bowl

Meet freekeh. Nutrient-wise, it’s a miracle grain.

carne asada burrito bowls
Spoon Fork Bacon


Carne Asada Burrito Bowls

We’ll take our steak this way from here on out, please.

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Heath Goldman

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From 2017 to 2019 Heath Goldman held the role of Food Editor covering food, booze and some recipe development, too. Tough job, eh?
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