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Monday, April 12, 2010

Delicious Millet Cakes























Good Evening, my Lovelies! Due to my internet addiction, I have stolen a moment in time to post these delicious millet cakes. Plus, I've missed all of my Dearies and Elvin Folk here in the blogosphere so much that I just had to check in on everyone, which I will be doing momentarily...

These cakes or patties are made from organic millet. Millet is a cereal grain that has been cultivated around the world for at least 10,000 years. This grain is not only delicious with a mild, nutty flavor, but also gluten free and full of B vitamins, fiber, and minerals like potassium and magnesium. All of this and these little cakes are easy too.
















Oh, and one can eat these front and center like I did with a nice salad and fruit, but these also make a wonderful, high fiber side. Imagine them next to a nice piece of fish smothered with mushroom gravy or demi-glace!

Recipe
1/2 Cup Millet
1 3/4 Cup Low Sodium Broth
1 Small Carrot-chopped small
2 Garlic Cloves
1/2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1/8 Tsp. Salt
1/2 Tsp. Paprika
1/2-3/4 Tsp. Spice Mix*
1/4 Tsp. Onion Powder
Black Pepper to Taste

In a small pot, bring the olive oil to medium heat. Add the millet and allow to toast for about a minute or two stirring frequently. Add the garlic & allow to cook another 30 sec. Pour in the broth, salt, & pepper and bring to a boil. Once boiling, stir and bring the heat down to a low simmer-put a lid on at an angle. Cook on low heat for about 25-30 minutes or until water has absorbed (stir intermittently). Once the water has absorbed, turn the heat off and allow to sit for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes, add the spices & carrot. With oiled hands, form the millet into 4-5 small patties. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes. Saute for about 3-4 minutes on each side until hot and golden.

Enjoy!

Serves 2.
*Spice Mix-I used my favorite yellow curry, but red curry, ras el hanout, and other spice blends would be great too...

45 comments:

  1. Great looking patties. I just bought some millet grains to make a gluten free cereal, they have such a pretty yellow colour. I can imagine how good they must taste with the paprika. Great idea.

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  2. Hey Stella Sweetie, so glad you popped in! Those patties look great and so easy!....love that!

    You have fun now!

    xoxo

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  3. These could make a great veggie burger! I never used millet. You always have interesting ingredients here!

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  4. Hi Stella - So nice to have you back if only for a moment! I love millet. It reminds me of tapioca pearls that I use quite a bit but of course the texture is so very different.

    Lovely recipe :)

    Ciao, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

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  5. Stella, for all my years of cooking, I've never worked with millet. Your patties make me think I have to give it a try. They are really lovely looking. I hope you are having a good day. Blessings...Mary

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  6. Stella,
    Yummy !!!!!! I think this is the perfect element that my salad needs !!!
    We should be partners !!! =D
    Un beso,
    Cristina

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  7. These are delicious little cakes! Hope you're having a blast on your vacation!

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  8. I'm not to familiar with millet, but these cakes look so savory and delicious, I may have to formally introduce myself.

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  9. I'm not familiar with millet and I don't think they're available here. Interesting recipe. You make the most delicious looking patties. :)

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  10. Well Stella, I've never cooked with millet before but I sure am willing to try after seeing this marvelous recipe!

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  11. I've never had millet before but you definitely make me want to try. I love how your recipes always have a nutrtious side to them, even your desserts. You're definitely on my good witch list ;-) Hope you enjoy the rest of your vacation Stella.

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  12. These look superb! I've only had millet a few times, and I'll definitely try it again with these cakes. Yum!

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  13. These look amazing and will make a perfect lunch with a salad. Have you ever tried them with quinoa? Now get back to the relaxation!

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  14. Wow, these millet cakes look great! I will definitely have to try them!

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  15. Next time I am at Whole foods I will grab some millet! You got me curious now!

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  16. I use millet quite frequently and usually cook them as congee. This is a good and delicious alternative. Thanks.

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  17. Wow, very intresting recipe, never tried anything with millet.. lovely recipe

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  18. Thanks for stopping by, Stella. :)

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  19. Hi Stella :) Missed ya! Glad you're finally back and hope you had a terrific vacation with Cauldron Boy!

    I have seen Millet at the supermarket and it's a pretty grain, but I've never cooked with it. This recipe makes me want to try it though, especially since I know it's very nutritious. You do come up with the most intriguing recipes :)

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  20. Thanks Stella !! You are always so nice to me....I am not sure I deserve so much! Pity you are so far away !!! I believe we would be good friends!
    Un beso,
    Cristina

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  21. This is so strange. I thought I left a comment here but it is not showing up. Hmmm..Anyway, these cakes look so perfect! I have been trying to find a good veggie burger recipe and these look like they would be amazing sandwiched between some good bread. Yum.

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  22. Hey Dearie, just stopping by to see what you've been cooking lately and I'm glad I did. Your millet cakes look amazing. I have millet (hmmm, wonder how long it lasts in the cupboard?). Would love to try your recipe soon.

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  23. This millet reminds me of the grains we used to give to my parakeets (long long time ago when I used to have them). I would not have eaten it back then, but now since I am so brave and would eat anything, I think I should give it a try :-). Will look it up in the store next time. Thanks for the recipe!

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  24. Beautiful! I purchased some whole millet recently, but have been wracking my brain with ideas of what to make with it - my husband would love this!

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  25. what a great recipe..I really need to eat more millet..this with a nice salad..yum

    sweetlife

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  26. These millet cakes look great! Thanks for sharing :)

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  27. Looks very delicious. I have never tried millet. I have to try one of these days. Thanks for the info.

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  28. Hi Stella

    My girls would love these millet cakes....I am definitely making them!! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!! I'm glad you enjoyed the biscotti...feel free to post anything you happen try, I'm always happy to get your feedback!
    all the best!!
    Dennis

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  29. Hi Stella,

    We missed you too so glad to see you! I'm going to get some millet at and try this myself. I'll let you know if it looks as spectacular as yours.

    Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

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  30. Wow, how interesting...cake with millet...have to try it :-) Sounds delicious with carrot and all the others spices.

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  31. What a pretty millet cake you make, my pretty... I'm glad to know about these, as I've been avoiding wheat for a while and this works well with that plan! Thanks.

    I'm glad you're back!

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  33. Hey Stella! Just wanted to let you know I gave you a blogger award on my mist recent post. Happy Friday!

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  34. How interesting! I've never heard of millet! Love the colour.

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  35. Stella,hope you are having a fun vacation..this is something new for me...your clicks are too tempting :-)

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  36. Hi Stella ;) Hope you're enjoying your well-deserved Holiday!
    I've never eaten or worked with millet so I'll definitely have to give this a go. btw, I tried your carrot patties with sriracha aioli and I LOVED IT!!!! so delicious. I'm sure this will be a winnah as well. xoxo

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  37. Stella> write me on email (it's on my bio page) and we will talk about photos for black blogs!!! I love the dark too (obviously!) I love your millet photos, BTW, great work!!!

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  38. Stella, I heart your ideas, and I shall be cooking millet more frequently, this patty or cake included.

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  39. Millet is another grain I need to learn how to use & love. I just bought some barley for the first time. Still a bit intimidated :-)

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  40. Hi there Miss Stella!
    I must add my name to the giant list of readers who have NEVER TRIED MILLET!! We are legion, so it seems. You are always introducing us to the most interesting ingredients. These millet cakes look and sound completely delicious. (Completely off the subject, and in response to a question you recently asked me in my blog, yes, I was 32 when I had baby number 1, and I was 35 when baby number 2 came along. I understand about the "antsiness" you mentioned. I hope your dreams, in this regard, whatever they might be, come true for you.)
    :) Jane

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  41. Yes, I had these millet cakes last week but haven't had a chance to write. Delicious. A perfect touch to anything - salad or a meal that needs just another small touch!! loved them; very nutritious!!

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  42. I love millet, but never know exactly what to do with it. That's a great idea it looks really yummy. :-)

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  44. Those look so good! at home I always ate such millet cakes... Yummy!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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