Millet and Brown Rice with Tahini and Tamari

Millet and Brown Rice with Tahini and Tamari

This nutritious grain dish can easily be shaped into patties and fried in a bit of oil until browned, though it is not necessary. The nutty and earthy flavor of the grains comes out either way.

Tamari sauce is a traditional fermented soy sauce with a much deeper flavor and none of the preservatives and strange ingredients found in most commercial soy sauces. Tamari can be found in most major supermarkets and in natural food stores.

Millet and Brown Rice with Tahini and TamariMillet and Brown Rice with Tahini and Tamari
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Published on June 1, 2008

Simple seasoned millet and brown rice grain dish full of flavor and goodness

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes

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  • 1 cup millet
  • 1/2 cup brown rice
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons celery seed
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 3 tablespoons tamari (soy) sauce
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Rinse the grains and place in a medium saucepan. Cover with 3 cups of water and soak for 8 hours or overnight.

  • Add the celery seed and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 40 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed. The onions can be added part way through the cooking time or at the end of the cooking time if a crunchier texture is desired.

  • Remove the grains from heat and stir in the tahini, tamari and butter. Serve warm as is, or shape into patties with lightly oiled hands and fry in a lightly-oiled skillet over medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes per side until each side is crisp and golden-brown.

Makes 6 to 8 servings


Chef Jeena said...

This looks so lovely. I love the taste of millet but with tahini and tamari YUM!

Anonymous said...

Yes for spice lovers! ;) Absolutely perfect for those ultra-busy weekdays indeed!
Glad to know you enjoyed the post; thanks!

Am going to try your Millet with Tahini-what a great way to sneak in all that fiber!

Lucy said...

Lisa, we had this as part of dinner last night and all agreed it's delicious.

Great combination and next time, I'll try and fry little patties of the mixture. If there's any left...

Thank you!

Lisa Turner said...

Glad to hear this Lucy. Yes, it is hard to resist eating this dish just as is, but if you can exercise some will power, the patties are sublime.