Savory Millet Cakes - 2 Guiding Stars
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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).
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 170; Total Fat 5g (6% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 1g (5% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 4mg (2% DV); Sodium 285mg (12% DV); Total Carbohydrate 27g (10% DV); Dietary Fiber 3.5g (11% DV); Total Sugars 1g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 5g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 4% DV; Iron 6% DV; Potassium 2% DV; Copper 35% DV; Manganese 25% DV; Niacin 20% DV.
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