Rice is an inexpensive and versatile food, but I always seem to eat it in the same ways. Here's a collection of recipes that are either made with rice or complement it nicely.
Some seeds are used like spices to add a hint of flavor to a recipe, but other types of seeds, like sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, and poppy seeds, are key ingredients in their own right. Here are some vegetarian recipes starring these nutritious, delicious seeds.
Seitan is a vegetarian meat replacement made by extracting the gluten from flour. It is an excellent source of protein and very versatile, so check out some seitan recipes.
Capsaicinoids, including capsicum, are the chemical compounds that give chili peppers their spicy hot flavor and can make your entire mouth burn. If you're a fan of jalapeños, cayenne pepper, and other hot and spicy flavors, check out this index of spicy vegetarian recipes.
I consider spinach a vegetarian staple. In addition to being a good source of vitamins A and C, calcium, phosphorus, and protein, spinach is versatile and equally delicious raw and cooked.
There are many varieties of squash, but the various members of the two main categories - summer squash and winter squash - are oftentimes interchangeable in recipes. Here are some great recipes for squash.
The terms "sweet potato" and "yam" are used more or less interchangeably in the US, though the two vegetables are in fact unrelated. Whatever you call them, they are plentiful in the fall and found in many delicious recipes.