Meatless Monday… with Millet!

To be completely honest, millet doesn’t normally equal yummy in my mind.   It’s all in the preparation, I know this now, which is why, when I opened up my copy of Clean Eating and saw the recipe for millet patties, I decided it would be something I wanted to try.   I’ve been looking for good source of whole grain that will cover the nutritional bases and still fill me up pretty well.   The original recipe calls for the patties to be cooked in a skillet and then baked, but I just baked them.  And I swapped out the sunflower seeds for flax meal.   It turned out pretty tasty and paired just great with kale and goat cheese.  Sylvi ate right up and was a little mad at me when I ate the last bite.  It’s a great change from couscous and vegetables for any lunch! 

Millet Patties (adapted from Clean Eating Jan/Feb 2012)

  • 1 cup whole millet, cooked
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 carrot, finely shredded
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup zuchinni, shredded
  • 2 Tbsp. flax meal
  • 1/4 cup. finely shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 Tbsp. dried parsley (or 2 Tbsp fresh if you have it)
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. dried mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • Olive oil
In a large saute pan, pour some olive oil and bring to a low heat.   Saute the onion until translucent.  Add in the carrots, zuchinni and garlic and continue to cook until fragrant.  Stir in the millet and heat through.  Then, mix in the rest of the ingredients and form  into patties (use a 1/3 cup measure to scoop out the mixture to keep it uniform in size).  Chill in the fridge for about half an hour so the egg gets a chance to solidify the patties.  Then, in an oven preheated to 400 degrees bake the patties for about 12 minutes, or until lightly browned on top.

2 Replies to “Meatless Monday… with Millet!”

  1. Millet rocks 9 cups of water 3 cup miellt pot full of miellt.It rocks better for you than rice and tastier too.AND very inexpensive.You can find it at health food stores or health food sections of a few grocery stores Usually found bought in bulk.

    1. I cannot wait to try this rpciee! I’m trying so hard to get in shape and my downfall is food. I do kickboxing 2 times a week and a step n’ sculpt class 3 days a week but I’m terrible when it comes to planning meals so I’ll exercise and then gorge because I wait too long to eat.I’m looking forward to slimming and toning with the help of your blog and the 5 lbs 5 meals regime!

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