Spring Vegetable Fried Rice is Really Spring Vegetable Fried Millet

We were finishing up our farm vegetable box the other day when we came up with this healthy nutritious fried rice.  Ummm, I mean fried millet rice thingy. Millet has actually become my new best friend and like with any best friend, you include them with everything.  When my roomie pulled out all of the veggies and asked for suggestions I immediately thought, “what can be done with millet.”  After seeing carrots, savoy cabbage, calcot onions, broccoli and celery, I immediately proclaimed “FRIED RICE, I mean MILLET!”  I then went to explain how the millet would be used in lieu of rice with a LARGE grin on my face.

So, I had the vision and with perfect execution from my roomie, we sat down and enjoyed a yummy bowl of Chinese fried millet.

Now, I can’t go on with the recipe without giving you some nutritious facts about this dish.  Fried rice is usually eaten alongside another dish, but honestly this dish packs a nutritious punch and I would call it a main meal.

A few highlights of the health benefits: Millet, my fiber rich best friend, helps keep your body alkaline.  Millet is also a prebiotic and a good source of protein for the spring vegan.  Cabbage and broccoli are both cruciferous vegetables and help detoxify your body and provide vitamin C to build your immune system.  Ginger aids in digestion and will help you with those seasonal allergies.

Spring Chinese Fried Rice (Millet)

Servings: 6


2 cups cooked millet (cooked with 1/2 tsp garlic powder)*
3 cups cabbage (rough chop)
1 1/2 cup broccoli (medium florets)
4 stalks celery (sliced)
4 medium carrots (sliced)
4 scallions (sliced)
8 cloves garlic (crushed) – 6 cloves separated
2-3 teaspoon fresh ginger (grated)
1/2 yellow onion
1 red onion
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon oil
Water if needed*

Warm oil over medium heat and add the onions, 6 cloves garlic, carrots and saute for 5 minutes.

Add cabbage and fry for about 5 minutes until the cabbage is al dente.

Add cooked millet and fry for 3-5 minutes adding water or oil if needed to prevent sticking (we added water).

Add celery, ginger, and broccoli and fry for 4 minutes.

Add remaining garlic, green onion, soy sauce, and salt.

Taste and adjust soy sauce and salt as needed.

Plate and enjoy!

Cooks Notes:
- I cooked the millet in a rice cooker, 1 part millet to 2 parts water.  Remember to rinse thoroughly under water before cooking.

Have you ever cooked with millet?  We would love for you to share your spring millet creation!

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