Millet with Radicchio & Potatoes

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I made this dish a couple of days ago to let it taste to my dad.. mum was on holiday and I took the opportunity to make him taste a few vegan dishes, seitan, ravioli with nettles (I had some frozen and I prepared them with the last tomatoes from the veg garden, basil, pine nuts and seeds… tomatoes still grow, that’s incredible!) and this millet. He was a little skeptical, but then he tasted it and liked it 😀

Ingredients:
3-4 potatoes
150 gr of millet
radicchio
1/2 onion
salt
pepper
spicy curry
extra virgin olive oil

Method:
Dice potatoes into fairly small cubes and radicchio into thin strips. Chop the onion and fry it in a little oil. When it’s golden, add the potatoes, stir a bit let them flavour, add a little bit of water and cover with a lid or a sheet of alluminium foil. Stir occasionally with a wooden spoon, being careful not to burn the potatoes. After about ten minutes, once they’re almost done, add the radicchio and let it cook a few minutes. Season with salt, pepper and curry. In the meantime, boil the millet for about twenty minutes. Once done, drain it and sauté with the sauce for a couple of minutes!
Millet is a very good food and is richer in minerals than the other cereals: it contains iron, phosphorus, magnesium, fluorine and silicon in larger amounts. The latter, in particular, is valuable for nails, hair, skin and tooth enamel. Its proteins are particularly assimilable and more complete than those in wheat, buckwheat and rice. Millet contains lipids in varying proportions, with a high amount of unsaturated fatty acids (78-82%). Diuretic and energizing, it is recommended in herbal medicine to fight stress, anemia, depression and fatigue, especially intellectual one. It’s believed to fight abortions, therefore it is recommended to pregnant women. Not surprisingly, in the ancient German mythology the goddess of fertility lived on the Millet Mount. Good is also the content of vitamins A, B1, B3, E. Finally do not forget that, thanks to the absence of gluten, millet is a food suitable for coeliacs.

Chef: Sarè from VeganBlog

  1. EleonoraNW3 1 November 2010 at 22:17

    Hi! I like millet but I often forget about it 🙂 I also have a very strong food processor, which allows me to get millet flour from the grains. Quite interesting flour, a little spicy; but makes baked goods extremely light


  2. Cassandra78 2 November 2010 at 20:43

    Thanks for the recipe and the infos about millet, they’re really interesting


  3. ascanio 14 January 2011 at 10:12

    Looks delicious! Me and my girlfriend love millet. I’ll try and do it ASAP!



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