International Recipes and Cooking Around the World

Grain Recipes

Women in a field of grain

Image Creative Commons by Meanest Indian

When humans first began farming around 10,000 years ago, a variety of grains were among the first plants to come under the plow. Wheat, rice and corn are the big three used around the world these days. But barley, oats, rye, millet, spelt, quinoa, teff and amaranth are just some of the other grains used in the world's different cultures and cuisines.

International Grain Recipes

Ugali

Ugali (East African cornmeal mush)

(African cornmeal mush)

Gallo Pinto

Boy eating gallo pinto

(Costa Rican, Nicaraguan red beans and rice)

Kushari

Egyptian kushari restaurant

(Egyptian pasta, rice and lentils with tomato sauce)

Tah Chin

Tah Chin Recipe (Persian layered rice and chicken casserole)

(Persian layered rice and chicken casserole)

Maqluba

Maqluba Recipe (Palestinian rice and eggplant casserole)

(Palestinian rice and eggplant casserole)

Pulao

Pulao Recipe (Indian aromatic rice pilaf)

(Indian aromatic rice pilaf)

Ceebu Jen

Ceebu Jen, or Thiéboudienne, Recipe (Senegalese fish with rice and vegetables)

(Senegalese fish with rice and vegetables)

Coo-Coo

Scoop of cornmeal

(Bajan cornmeal mush with okra)

Muesli

Muesli Recipe (Swiss oats and fruit breakfast)

(Swiss oats and fruit breakfast)

Geelrys

Geelrys (South African yellow rice with raisins)

(South African yellow rice with raisins)

Jambalaya

Jambalaya Recipe (American Cajun-Creole rice with chicken, shrimp and andouille sausage)

(American Cajun-Creole rice with chicken, shrimp and andouille sausage)

Oyako Don

Oyako Don (Japanese chicken and egg rice bowl)

(Japanese chicken and egg rice bowl)