Millet burgers are proof that millet is not just bird feed!
I have been making these wonderful veggie millet burgers since long before the gluten-free craze set in, and for no other reason than that I am devoted to experimenting with every single grain out there. As satisfying as a meat burger, only much lighter and much more nutritious!
The tiny millet grain is a nutritional powerhouse!
Millet, the tiny giant, is full of wonderful surprises! Easy to cook, easy to incorporate in salads and in soups. it works even in lieu of rice in rice pudding. Its flavor is pleasant and unobtrusive; it will obediently combine with other flavors you pair it with.
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup millet
- 2 pouches Levana Meal Replacement Garden Vegetable
- 1/2 cup soy or other gluten-free flour
- 1 large onion, grated
- 1 large carrot, grated
- 2 ribs celery, peeled and grated
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- Pinch cayenne
- 1 egg (vegan: use 1 tablespoon flax meal with 3 tablespoons warm water)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Oil for frying
Bring water to a boil. Reduce flame to medium, add the millet and Meal Replacement, and cook covered, until tender, about 15 minutes.
Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet to cover the bottom. Transfer the millet to a mixing bowl. Add all remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly. Form patties with the mixture, and fry 2 minutes on each side, or until just golden. Drain on paper towels, and serve hot, alone or with your favorite toppings and condiments.