Have you ever tried cooking millet? If not, this is your chance to try it asap! The recipe for millet mushroom & chickpea bowl is an easy and fail-proof recipe made in under 30 minutes.
This millet dinner recipe is naturally gluten-free and vegan. Sometimes a few ingredients can create such a flavorful meal.
Millet is an amazing gluten-free alternative to couscous, rice, or pasta. Oh, did I mention how easy it is to cook it?
Should millet be soaked before cooking?
The short answer is no. You don't need to soak the millet before cooking. However, the millet might be slightly bitter if you don't rinse it properly. So make sure you are rinsing the millet before cooking until the water becomes clear.
But, certainly, nothing happens if you accidentally soak the millet. It will be SUPER quick to cook. Usually, millet cooks for about 15 minutes, but soaked millet can be done in 5 minutes!
Since millet cooks quickly, there is no need for soaking, only rinsing before cooking.
Is millet better than rice?
It depends on your preference.
When it comes to textures, millet has a similar texture to rice or couscous but is softer, stickier, and a little bit sweeter. It has a smooth, but neutral taste.
However, millet is an amazing side dish that can be served instead of rice, couscous, or pasta.
But millet has become more popular in the past few years because people wanted to eat healthily, change their diet or simply try something new.
How do you prepare and eat millet?
Cooking millet is quite simple. You will need to rinse the millet in the water and then put it into the pot and cover it with water. Simmer for 10-12 minutes and the millet will be done.
You can serve it as a side dish or a risotto. However, you can cook the millet with plant milk or cinnamon and eat it for breakfast or dessert.
Let's make this vegan millet mushroom & chickpea bowl dinner recipe!
To make this one-skillet millet dinner recipe you will need these ingredients:
- coconut oil
- minced garlic
- chopped mushrooms
- chopped carrots
- chopped celery
- cooked chickpeas
- onion powder
- black pepper
- chili flakes
- water or veggie stock
In a large skillet add coconut oil and cook mushrooms with garlic until golden from each side. Then add chopped carrots, celery, cooked chickpeas, and seasonings.
Cook for about 2 more minutes and add rinsed miller, water, or veggie stock. Cover and bring it to a boil, then simmer for about 15 minutes.
The millet should be fluffy and perfectly flavored. However, if needed you can add more water or salt to taste.
Serve with freshly ground black pepper/chili flakes and enjoy!
This vegan millet mushroom & chickpea bowl dinner recipe is perfect for a lazy dinner since it's so easy to make. The full recipe is gluten-free and vegan. This one-skillet dinner recipe can be served for family, friends, or for kids.
POSSIBLE INGREDIENT SUBSTITUTIONS
This recipe is easily customizable. Here are some ideas:
- You can replace garlic powder with minced garlic.
- Coconut oil can be easily replaceable with any neutral oil.
THIS RECIPE IS:
- Easy to make
- Perfect for dinner
- 100% delicious
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Vegan millet mushroom & chickpea bowl dinner recipe
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
- 1/2 cup chopped carrots
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 3/4 cup cooked chickpeas
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1/2 tsp chili flakes
- 3/4 cup millet
- 1 1/2 cup water *or veggie stock
- In a large skillet fry the garlic and mushrooms in the coconut oil until golden.
- Add chopped, carrots, celery, chickpeas, and seasonings. Cook for about 2-3 minutes.
- Lastly, add millet and water. Cover and bring it to a boil. Simmer for about 15 minutes. If the millet will be dry, simply add more water or veggie stock.
- Serve with freshly ground black pepper and chili flakes. Enjoy!
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This post was created on 6.6.2020 and updated on 3.2.2022.