Chicken Parsley Spelt Risotto LR

Each month we are bringing you a collection of our favourite herb recipes so that you can make everyday herbilicious. This month we’re looking at grains. Here are some of our favourite recipes that combine the natural flavour of herbs with the wonders of grains, including recipes for quinoa, teff, oats, spelt and even for popcorn!

Day 1. Herbilicious Chicken, Parsley and Spelt Risotto

We’re kicking off with one of our very own brand new recipes.

Day 2. BBC Good Food’s Brown Rice Stir Fry with Coriander Omelette

Ideal for making use of a pack of brown rice, with an unusual use for coriander.

Day 3. Olive Magazine’s Spiced Couscous with Chicken and Almonds

A quick and easy dish made with parsley.

Day 4: Jamie Oliver’s Brown Rice Bowl

Used nutty brown sushi rice before? Jamie’s recipe uses it alongside fragrant coriander.

Day 5: BBC Food’s Smoked Mackerel, Radish, Cucumber, Dill and Bulgur Wheat Grain Bowl

This simple dish combines oily fish and grains and is enhanced by dill.

Day 6: Delicious Magazine’s Feta, Broccoli and Mixed Seed Bulgur Wheat Salad

Healthy, tasty and super summery thanks to cool mint leaves.

Day 7: Robert Thompson’s Rib-Eye of Beef with Polenta Chips

Polenta is not a grain itself but is usually made with cornmeal. The steak here is flavoured with thyme.

Day 8: Good Housekeeping’s Lentil and Quinoa Burger

This vegetarian ‘burger’ uses pulses, grains and fresh coriander.

Day 9: Nigel Slater’s Baked Chicken with Wheat, Lemon and Dill

An impressive (but simple) dish from Nigel Slater.

Day 10: Good to Know’s Middle-Eastern Rice

With parsley, lentils, rice, eggs, onion and balsamic vinegar this filling dish is flavoursome but easy to make.

Day 11: Woman and Home’s Freekah with Harissa-Roasted Vegetables

Deliciously nutty and finished off with perfect parsley.

Day 12: Good Food Channel’s Brown Rice Risotto with Mushrooms

Using the brown risotto rice ‘riso integrale’ will give this dish the traditional Italian feel.

Day 13: Good Housekeeping’s Quinoa and Halloumi Salad

This summery salad is packed with flavour from the fresh mint and parsley, as well as rocket, lemon, peas, spring onion and quinoa.

Day 14: Herbilicious Minted Grain Salad

Another one of our own. We’ve used quinoa, buckwheat and farro dicocco but you could use any grains you choose.

Minted Grain Salad LR

Day 15: Nigel Slater’s Couscous Salad with Orange and Broad Beans

Another one from Nigel Slater, this uses mint and parsley alongside sweet orange slices.

Day 17: Ottolenghi’s Braised Artichokes with Freekah Grains and Herbs

Thyme, mint, dill, parsley and purple basil make this dish truly herbilicious.

Day 18: Good to Know’s Chicken and Prawn Jambalaya

Super tasty – with a little bit of a kick!

Day 19: Jamie Oliver’s Four Grain Salad with Garlic, Lemon and Herbs

Plenty of grains here, as well as mint and parsley too.

Day 20: All About Oat’s Salmon and Cod Fishcakes

Salmon, cod, sweet potato and parsley combine in these flavoursome fishcakes.

Day 21: Delicious Magazine’s Roasted Cauliflower and Grain Salad with Pomegranate

A vegetarian dish with a mouthwatering mixture of ingredients.

Day 22: BBC Good Food’s Warm Grain Salad with Bacon, Leeks and Spinach

The classic combination of bacon, leeks and spinach, alongside farro or quinoa and rosemary make this a truly satisfying supper.

Day 23: Woman and Home’s Kisir

This bulgur wheat salad is a great side dish for grilled meat or veg, and also for packed lunches.

Day 24: Bon Appetit’s Tomato and Cabbage Tabbouleh

A proper tabbouleh! Vegetables, herbs and just a ‘smattering of tabbouleh threaded through’.

Day 25: Sabrina Ghayour’s Persian Rice

We love Sabrina’s cooking. This dish was cooked on Saturday Kitchen and Sabrina says you can swap in whatever fresh herbs you have to-hand.

Day 26: Martha Stewart’s Mixed Grain and Herb Salad

Martha sure knows her food. This simple dishe uses a combination of fresh herbs (cilantro is the name for coriander in the US).

Day 27: Eat Like a Girl’s Quinoa with Soya Beans, Parsley, Sesame Seeds and Red Onions

No parsley? No problem! This flexible dish works just as well with any fresh herb.

Day 28: Wholegrain Goodness’ Lamb Makloubeh

A fragrant Arabic dish with herbs, spices, lamb and vegetables.

Day 29: Female First’s Spicy Vegan Freekah Chilli

This uses freekah but could be made with quinoa instead.

Day 30: Women’s Health Mag’s Babaganoush with Teff recipe

You can use either parsley or coriander (or both) in this Mediterranean dip.

Day 31: The Metro’s Aubergine, Sweet Potato and Chickpea Quinoa Salad

A great dish for making in advance and taking in for packed lunches.

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