Enjoy Delicious Millet for a Healthy Mediterranean Diet!
Healthy whole grains are an important component of the Mediterranean Diet. I love incorporating healthy whole grains with vegetables or grass-fed meat into meals for the family. On of my favorite grains is millet. It is a North African grain high in fiber, that is gluten free and has a great texture. It’s also high in magnesium, which is great for your heart health. Millet is technically a seed, but is included on grain lists because of it’s culinary uses. It can be made into a creamy creation or fluffy with grains easily separating. I also highly recommend incorporating ground millet in your baking recipes.
This recipe was created for high profile flavor for a friend on a grain free diet that only allows or quinoa, millet or teff. When on a restrictive diet for health reasons it is helpful to have some recipes on hand that you can pronounce as delicious.
This easy recipe is delicious served with sliced tomatoes and cucumber. I also served mine to our family with toasted sourdough bread. This is a wonderfully fulfilling dinner meal that goes well with a crunchy Greek salad.
Mediterranean Spiced Millet and Vegetables
- 1 cup millet
- 2 1/2 cups beef, chicken or vegetable broth
- 3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 1 medium red or white onion, chopped
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 4 medium peeled carrots
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp Aleppo pepper
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1 cup pureed tomatoes
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
- 1/4 cup pan toasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
- extra virgin olive oil for drizzling
Cook millet, broth and salt and pepper to taste in a rice cooker or medium sized sauce pan fitted with lid. Cook until liquid is entirely absorbed.
Meanwhile, sauté onion and celery in olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan or cast iron skillet until translucent. Add garlic and sauté for two additional minutes.<