Have you tried millet? Though millet is actually a seed, it is often called a grain due to its grain-like texture, however, it's not just “for the birds!” Aside from being gluten free, it is an excellent source of protein and fiber. In addition, millet offers many nutrients such as
B vitamins, magnesium, and calcium. With so many health benefits, I encourage you all to give it a try!
- 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 medium yellow onion, diced
- 1 4oz can diced green chilies
- 1 medium tomato, diced
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 3 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 handful fresh cilantro + 2 T chopped
- 1 1/2 cups prepared black beans (rinsed and drained if using canned)
- 1/2 cup corn
- Crushed red pepper to taste if you like more spice
- Fresh lime juice
- In a medium sized saute pan heat oil on medium heat. Once hot add onions and sauté until translucent.
- Add garlic and green chilies and cook for about 1 more minute.
- Add millet and cook for about 3-4 minutes, giving millet a chance to brown.
- Add vegetable broth, tomato paste, salt, cumin and stir to combine. Once combined add handful of cilantro, left whole. Cover, reduce heat to a simmer, and cook for about 20 minutes.
- Remove lid, take cilantro out, add beans, corn, crushed red pepper if adding, and stir. Recover and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
- Top with chopped cilantro, avocado, and a good squeeze of fresh lime juice. Enjoy!