Plate filled with millet stained yellow from turmeric, with fresh greens and pickled radish
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Turmeric Millet and Butternut Squash

Creamy gluten free millet with fresh turmeric, butternut squash, and quick pickled radish. Seasoned with gomashio (a Japanese sea salt condiment) and served with fresh rocket.
Serves 4-6. Note prep time excludes 8 hours of soaking the millet prior.
Course Main
Cuisine Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Calories 309kcal
Author Naturopath Lauren Glucina

Ingredients

TURMERIC MILLET AND BUTTERNUT SQUASH

  • 1 cup millet
  • 1 small strip kombu about an inch
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons organic vegetable stock powder
  • 2 cups butternut squash in 1 cm cubes (about 280g)
  • Corn from 2 large cobs about 250g
  • 2 heaped tablespoons turmeric root freshly grated
  • 2 heaped tablespoons ginger root freshly grated
  • ΒΌ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 yellow onion cut into rough rounds

QUICK PICKLED RADISH AND ONION

  • 1 large red onion
  • 4 red radishes
  • 2 tablespoons umeboshi vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown rice vinegar

SERVING SUGGESTIONS:

  • Fresh rocket
  • Gomashio

Instructions

TURMERIC MILLET AND BUTTERNUT SQUASH

  • Soak millet in ample spring water overnight or for 8 hours, then drain and rinse well.
  • Add millet, water and kombu to a large pot, then layer all other ingredients.
  • Bring to a boil (will take 5-8 minutes), then reduce to a simmer over low heat, cook for 25-30 minutes or until water has absorbed.

QUICK PICKLED RADISH AND ONION

  • Slice onion and radish on a mandolin thinly, arrange on a large plate, toss with the vinegars, place smaller plate on top, place a heavy weight on top, let to press for 1 hour.

TO SERVE:

  • Serve with a simple rocket salad, quick pickled raddish and red onion, and generous sprinkle of gomashio. Drizzle with quality olive oil to finish.

Notes

  • Estimated nutrition panel is for 4 serves.

Nutrition

Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 22mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 8g | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2.5mg