Millet Balls

If you think millet is for the birds, think again! These millet balls will give you a bird’s eye view of how this unappreciated grain-like seed can be transformed into a tasty vegan dinner.
If you think millet is for the birds, think again! These millet balls will give you a bird’s eye view of how this unappreciated grain-like seed can be transformed into a tasty vegan dinner.

Millet Balls

Ingredients:

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  • 1 cup millet
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  • 2 cups water
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  • 1/4 cup grated carrot
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  • 1/4 cup chopped black olives
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  • 1/2 small red onion, finely diced
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  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
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  • Pinch of salt
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  • Freshly ground black pepper
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  • Handful of unseasoned breadcrumbs
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  • Grapeseed oil, as needed

Directions:

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  1. In a medium pot over high heat, combine water and millet. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cover. Simmer until water is absorbed and millet is tender.
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  3. Remove millet from heat, uncover, and fluff with a fork. Set aside to cool.
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  5. Add carrot, olives, onion, parsley, salt, and pepper. Use your fingers to mix.   Make millet balls, size of your choice. Add breadcrumbs, if necessary, so balls hold their shape.
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  7. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Pour in enough grapeseed oil to coat the bottom of skillet.
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  9. Add millet balls to skillet and cook (in batches, if necessary), until they are golden. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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