Millet Fried Rice

Millet Fried Rice

Millet Fried Rice

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Millet Fried Rice

The Magic of Millet:

Millet, often considered an ancient grain, is making a modern comeback in our kitchens. Packed with essential nutrients, millet is a fantastic alternative to traditional rice. Not only is it gluten-free, but it also boasts a unique nutty flavor and a satisfying, chewy texture. Millet is rich in fiber, providing digestive support, and is a good source of protein, making it an excellent choice for those seeking plant-based protein alternatives.

Now, why millet over white or brown rice? Millet is a whole grain that boasts a lower glycemic index, meaning it helps stabilize blood sugar levels. It’s also rich in fiber, aiding in digestion and promoting a feeling of fullness, which is beneficial for weight loss. Because of this, millet is a great grain to incorporate into your diet if you have pre-diabetes or diabetes.ย 

How do I cook Millet?

Millet is really easy to cook, especially if you’re using the instant pot method. Just add 1 cup dried millet to the instant pot with 1 3/4 cup water (salt if desired) and pressure cook on high for 10 minutes, followed by a natural release.

Millet Fried Rice

Anti-Inflammatory Powerhouse

One of the standout features of millet is its anti-inflammatory properties. It contains antioxidants and phytonutrients that help combat inflammation in the body. Chronic inflammation is linked to various health issues, and incorporating millet into your diet can be a proactive step towards maintaining overall well-being.

Why choose Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Choosing anti-inflammatory foods isn’t just about trendy diets; it’s a smart move for your health. These foods, like fruits, veggies, whole grains, and nuts, pack a punch against chronic inflammation, linked to issues from arthritis to heart disease. By making these choices, you’re not just eating โ€“ you’re supporting your immune system, boosting energy, and lowering risks. It’s a simple step with big benefits for a healthier, more vibrant life. ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ

Millet Fried Rice

Vibrant Veggies for Added Nutritional Punch:

Now, let’s dive into the colorful array of veggies that elevate our Millet Fried Rice to a nutritional powerhouse:

Broccoli:

    • Rich in vitamins C and K.
    • High in fiber and antioxidants.
    • Supports a healthy immune system.

Shiitake Mushrooms:

    • Packed with immune-boosting properties.
    • Contains vitamins B and D.
    • Adds a savory, umami flavor to the dish.

Carrots:

    • Excellent source of beta-carotene (vitamin A).
    • Supports eye health.
    • Adds a natural sweetness to the dish.

Green Beans:

    • High in fiber and essential minerals.
    • Contributes to digestive health.
    • Provides a satisfying crunch to the fried rice.

Asparagus:

    • Rich in folate and vitamins A, C, and K.
    • Supports a healthy heart.
    • Adds a touch of elegance and freshness to the dish.

Millet Fried Rice

Where can I find Vegan Oyster Sauce and Tamari?

Tamari can easily be found in any local grocery store, however, the vegan oyster sauce (especially Gluten Free) might only be found and select stores. I found mine at Whole Foods, but also my local asian grocery store. You can find it on Amazon as well and both are in my Amazon Storefront (you canf find other sauces there as well) ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฝ

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Millet Fried Rice

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pearl millet
  • 1-2 tsp avocado oil (optional)
  • 1-1.5 cups shiitake mushrooms - sliced
  • 1/2 white onion - thinly sliced
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 block extra firm tofu
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped broccoli
  • 2 carrots - thinly sliced
  • 1 cup green beans - chopped
  • Handful of Asparagus - chopped
  • 1/3 cup tamari
  • 2 tbsp vegan oyster sauce (gf)
  • 2 tsp chili flakes
  • 2 tsp chili garlic oil - optional
  • chopped green onions for garnish

Ingredients

Instructions

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  1. Cook the pearl millet in the instant pot by adding 1 cup pearl millet and 1 3/4 cup water. Pressure cook for 10 minutes on high and allow a natural release. Once done, fluff with a fork and keep it aside.

  2. In a wok, heat the oil. Add the onions, ginger, garlic, and mushrooms. Cook for 2-3 minutes until onions start to soften.

  3. Break tofu by hand or thinly slice it and add it straight to the wok. Mix well and cook until the tofu is cooked and slightly browned.

  4. Add the remaining veggies and mix well.

  5. Add about 1/4 cup hot water and cover the wok with a lid. Let cook for 5 minutes or until veggies are cooked through.

  6. Add the cooked millet, tamari, oyster sauce, chili flakes, and chili oil. Mix well to make sure everything is incorporated. Break apart the millet chunks if necessary.

  7. Garnish with green onions and enjoy.

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