Savory Millet Cakes

Number of Servings: 6 (200 g)
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours
Savory Millet Cakes

This versatile side can work with a wide variety of meals. Whether with salad or lean meat, this filling dish is a great option to have on hand. Pairs great with your favorite Guiding Star-earning tomato sauce too!


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ cup minced onion
  • 1 cup millet
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3½ cups water
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ⅓ cup shredded zucchini
  • ⅓ cup shredded carrot
  • ⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1½ tsp. thyme
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • ¼ tsp. pepper


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until softened (2-4 minutes). Stir in millet and garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant (30 seconds).
  2. Add water and salt and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook, stirring once or twice, until almost tender (20 minutes).
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients and cook, uncovered, maintaining a simmer and stirring often to keep the millet from sticking, until the mixture is thick and the liquid has been absorbed (10 minutes).
  4. Remove pan from the heat and let stand until cool enough to handle (30-40 minutes).
  5. When mixture is safe to handle, use damp hands to shape the millet mixture into 12 (3″) patties.
  6. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium. Working in batches, add millet cakes and cook until the bottoms are browned (3-5 minutes). Carefully turn the cakes with a wide spatula and cook until the other side is browned (3-5 minutes more).

Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

Serving Size 200 g

Amount per serving
Calories 170
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 4mg 2%
Sodium 285mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3.5g 11%
Total Sugars 1g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 22g
Protein 5g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 1.2mg 6%
Potassium 130mg 2%
Vitamin A 71.5mcg 8%
Vitamin C 3mg 4%
Vitamin E 0.4mg 0%
Vitamin K 3.1mcg 2%
Thiamin 0.2mg 15%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 8%
Niacin 2.7mg 20%
Vitamin B6 0.2mg 10%
Folate 33mcg 8%
Vitamin B12 0.1mcg 4%
Biotin 0.4mcg 0%
Chloride 81.8mg 4%
Pantothenate 0.4mg 0%
Phosphorus 130.8mg 10%
Iodine 1mcg 0%
Magnesium 44.3mg 10%
Zinc 0.8mg 10%
Selenium 2.6mcg 6%
Copper 0.3mg 35%
Manganese 0.6mg 25%
Chromium 0.1mcg 0%
Molybdenum 1.7mcg 4%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Water, Millet, Carrots, Zucchini Squash, Onion, Parmesan Cheese (milk, Cultures, Salt, Enzymes), Olive Oil, Garlic, Salt, Lemon Zest, Thyme, Black Pepper.

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