Recipe by Carol Bullock
A healthy, delectable alternative to hamburgers. Easy to make too.
Top Review by justinefoister
This didn't work for me I'm afraid. I found this really bland and thought it needed more spices and possibly cooking in stock as well. Millet seems to be similar to quinoa in that it soaks up flavours and needs extra to make it tasty. I liked the idea of these so I will try to make millet burgers again but not this recipe.
- 1 -2 teaspoon sesame oil
- 3 -4 slices fresh ginger, cut into thin matchsticks
- 1 cup millet, rinsed and drained
- 3 cups boiling water
- sea salt
- 1⁄2 cup diced carrot
- 1⁄2 cup onion
- 1⁄2 cup celery
- fresh parsley, minced (one handful)
- 1⁄2 cup cornmeal
Directions See How It's Made
- Heat a small amount of sesame oil in a saucepan and saute the ginger for 2-3 minutes with a sprinkling of salt.
- Add the millet and saute until well-coated with oil and it gives off a nutty fragrance.
- Add boiling water, season lightly with salt and reduce heat to low.
- Cover and simmer for 35 minutes.
- Add veggies, re-cover and simmer for about 5 more minutes.
- Remove from heat and stir in corn meal.
- Allow the mixture to stand for 10-15 minutes before forming burgers.
- Shape millet mixture into thick patties.
- Heat enough sesame oil in a skillet to pan-fry the burgers.
- You will need to make the oil about 1/8-inch deep to fry evenly.
- Fry until golden, about 3 minutes each side.
- Remove from the skillet and drain on paper.
- Serve as you would any conventional burger.