Great Grains: Delicious Make-Ahead Grain Salads

Sushi Rice Salad
Sushi Rice Salad. © Miri Rotkovitz

Whether you're entertaining a crowd, or just want to get dinner on the table with ease, these grain salads are great time savers. Each recipe can be made in about 40 minutes or less, and is easily doubled if you're serving lots of guests. Plus, all of them taste great cool, so you can make them a day or two ahead and store them in the fridge until you need them. (Hello, tasty leftovers!) Another bonus: each of these colorful, dairy-free recipes is vegetarian-friendly, the quinoa and rice dishes are gluten-free, and most feature healthy whole grains.