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Millet

Millet is a gluten-free grain.  I usually use it whole, dry in my bread. I like the crunch and texture. It is also used as couscous(when cooked) in India. I love couscous but won’t buy the yucky stuff in a box from the store (which is not a grain but pasta in the U.S.)  So I found a recipe to give me a guideline on how to use it.
I didn’t think it was fantastic. Probably a 6 according to my family. Next time I will add more veggies. The leftover millet that I didn’t add to the veggie mix I used to make Millet cakes for breakfast this morning. (See Below)
SPICY VEGETABLE MILLET
1/2 c. diced yellow summer squash
1/2 c. diced zucchini
1/2 c. diced red onion
1 c. cooked chick-peas (canned)
3 c. cooked millet
2 tbsp. olive oil
1/4 c. parsley
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. curry powder
1/2 tsp. dried red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp. salt
Ground pepper to taste

 

Saute squash, zucchini, onion and garlic in hot oil for 5 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients, except parsley. Cook until hot (about 8 minutes). Garnish with parsley before serving.(To make millet, stir 1 1/2 cups of millet in a heavy skillet over medium heat until seeds turn golden (5 minutes or so). It will pop a little as it browns. DO NOT ADD ANY FAT TO PAN! Remove from heat and combine 3 cups of boiling water and 3 chicken bouillon cubes. Place on low heat, cover and let cook about 20 minutes. Let stand a few minutes before you fluff with fork.)

I can’t remember where I found this recipe. I googled millet and ran to make it. If I find the link I’ll put it here.
Millet Cakes
I grew up eating Rice Cakes for breakfast. No not the crunchy dry, no taste, puffed stuff from the diet world.  They are flat like a pancake but with only 3 ingredients and no flour.  I love them. I changed the recipe to have millet instead of rice. My kids and I loved them.
2-3 c cooked millet
1/2 c whole milk
3-4 pasture fed eggs
Mix the milk and eggs together and add to the millet and stir well.  Place on hot griddle and cook like a pancake. Serve with real maple syrup.
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