Millet Vegetable Balls
Yield: 2 to 4 dozen balls
Millet has been consumed by humans since prehistoric times. These flavorful and nutritious balls freeze well and can be served in a variety of ways. Top with gravy and serve a salad on the side.
- 1 cup millet Add to list
- 1/2 cup nuts or seeds, ground to a fine powder Add to list
- 2 tablespoons arrowroot or other starch Add to list
- 1 cup finely chopped broccoli, asparagus or kohlrabi Add to list
- 1 cup grated carrot Add to list
- 1 cup chopped mushrooms (optional) Add to list
- 1 cup finely chopped celery or bell peppers Add to list
- 1/2 cup finely chopped black or green olives Add to list
- 2 cloves garlic, minced Add to list
- 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil Add to list
- 2 vegetable bouillon cubes (1 cup size) or 1 1/2 teaspoons miso Add to list
- 1 tablespoon tamari, liquid aminos or a little more miso Add to list
- 2 to 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley Add to list
- 1 teaspoon dried dill Add to list
- 1 teaspoon paprika Add to list
- 1/2 teaspoon marjoram Add to list
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme Add to list
- Salt and pepper (optional) Add to list
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional) Add to list
Preheat oven to 400° F.
Pick through and rinse millet in a fine strainer. Add 2 3/4 cups water and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, lower heat to a simmer cover and cook 20 to 25 minutes. Mix the cooked millet, nuts or seeds, and arrowroot together in a large bowl and set aside.
Sauté vegetables in olive oil until just tender. Add remaining ingredients and sauté 1 to 2 minutes more. Be sure that the bouillon cubes get broken up and are mixed well with the vegetables. Allow mixture to cool slightly and add to millet and nut-flour mixture. Mix well and roll into balls using 1/8 to 1/4 cup of mixture for each ball.
Place balls on a parchment-lined or lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes until lightly golden.
Recipe by, PCC Cooks instructor
Source: Adapted from a recipe by Jeanne Marie Martin.