This meal was made on a Sunday night using whatever I had on hand. I literally looked in my fridge/freezer/pantry and just pulled random things out that I thought might taste good together. I never said the way I cook was glamorous, but this turned out really tasty and it was quick to put together. I used millet but you could easily use quinoa or even brown rice, although you might need to cook for a little longer to make sure the rice is done. Feel free to add whatever vegetables or leftovers you have on hand to this dish and make it your own!
Simple Vegetable Millet
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp coriander
- 1 cup vegetable broth or water
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 1 cup frozen corn kernels
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce (I used some leftover homemade tomato sauce, but you can use store bought too)
- 3/4 cup uncooked millet/quinoa/brown rice
- In a medium sauce pan, saute the onion and garlic with a little olive oil. Once the onions are soft, add in the cumin and coriander and mix well. Add in the broth, vegetables, and tomato sauce and bring to a boil.
- Add in your millet/quinoa/brown rice and stir everything together. Cover your pot and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook for about 15 minutes (a little longer for rice) until all the liquid is absorbed. Fluff with a fork and serve!
Try this version out first and then experiment with different flavors. I think another good one would be to use Asian inspired flavors like ginger, five spice, and soy sauce. Make sure to make enough for leftovers because this is even better the next day. Enjoy!