Millet Patties

We love the light and nutty flavour of millet. Here’s a great way to try it!

4 cups cooked millet (about 1 1/4 cups dry to 3 1/2 cups water)
1/2 cup almond butter
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp tamari
2 tbsp onion powder
2 eggs
1 tsp herbamare or sea salt
Celery seed, rosemary, thyme to taste
Can add some cilantro or parsley or spinach for a green twist.

Mix ingredients while millet is still warm from cooking. Form patties and brown in lightly oiled pan.

MUSHROOM GRAVY

1/3 cup olive oil
1/2 cup rice flour
1/3 to 1/4 cup tamari
4 1/2 cups water or stock
3 1/2 cups thickly sliced mushrooms

Heat 1/3 cup olive oil in a saucepan. Whisk in the rice flour and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently until the flour is brown and fragrant. Add 2 cups of boiling water or stock, whisking constantly to avoid lumps. When smooth, add the remaining 2 1/2 cups of liquid and tamari, again stirring constantly.

Simmer for 10mins, adding more tamari if necessary. Sauté the mushrooms until just tender and add to the gravy.

Serve over hot millet patties

Why eat Millet:

As a gluten-free grain, Millet can be consumed by those with gluten sensitivities and like all whole grains, provides an excellent source of insoluble fiber. This, along with its high magnesium content, makes it very beneficial in helping to prevent type II Diabetes.Millet has an alkalinizing effect on the body which helps to balance the more common over-acidic conditions found in North America. It is also anti-fungal and when eaten daily in a soup can help to alleviate morning sickness.

Serving Ideas:

  • Cooked millet can be served as a breakfast porridge which can be mixed with other breakfast grains such as amaranth or buckwheat. You can add your favorite nuts and fruits.
  • Ground millet can be added to bread and muffin recipes.
  • Toss cooked and chilled millet with your favorite chopped vegetables and either chicken or baked tofu cubes. Add dressing.

Safety: Millet contains goitrogens, which are naturally occurring substances in certain foods that can interfere with the functioning of the thyroid gland. Individuals with already existing and untreated thyroid problems may want to avoid millet for this reason. Cooking may help to inactivate the goitrogenic compounds found in food.

Enjoy!