Millet is a healthy whole grain food that is nice to have if you want a change from rice or pasta. It can be rather plain if you eat it just cooked with water and salt, so I created this tasty recipe.
- 1/2 cup millet
- 1 cup water or broth
- 1 zucchini
- 1 large carrot or a handful of baby carrots
- 1 lemon
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- salt to taste
- 1 garlic clove (optional)
- parsley or cilantro (optional)
Cook the millet in water or broth. While the millet is cooking, grate the zucchini and carrots in the food processor. When the millet has been cooking for at least 15 minutes, add salt and olive oil. Then add grated zucchini, grated carrots, lemon juice, lemon zest (optional – the peel of the lemon, grated) and crushed garlic (optional). Continue cooking for about 30 minutes or until millet is tender. Toward the end of the 30 minutes, stir often and do not leave the kitchen. Too easy to burn this pilaf at this point. Turn off the flame and stir in optional fresh herbs. Let it sit for an additional 10- 12 minutes before serving or refrigerating. Serve warm or room temperature.