Millet Bowl with Black Beans and Vegetables

This hearty meal is full of clean, flavorful ingredients. With no gluten, dairy, soy, meat, or added sugar, it's the perfect detox food.
Whole Living, January/February 2011
  • Yield Serves 2
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  • Millet

    • 1/4 cup millet
    • One 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
    • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
    • Kosher salt
    • 1 cup water
  • Vegetables

    • 4 shiitake mushrooms (2 ounces), sliced 1/4 inch thick
    • 1 medium carrot, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds
    • 2 baby bok choy, halved
    • 1/2 cup shredded red cabbage
    • 1 scallion, thinly sliced
    • Freshly ground black pepper
    • 2 tablespoons toasted sunflower seeds
  • Dressing

    • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 3 tablespoons apple-cider vinegar


  1. Place millet, black beans,
    and ginger in a small saucepan.
    Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and
    water. Bring to a boil, stir
    once, then reduce heat and
    simmer, covered, for 25 minutes.
    Allow to rest for 10
    minutes, then fluff with a fork.

  2. Steam shiitakes in a
    steamer over boiling water,
    covered, for 3 minutes. Add
    carrots and bok choy and
    steam 4 to 6 minutes more.
    Remove steamer from heat.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk
    together oil and vinegar to
    make dressing. Season with
    a dash of salt.

  4. Transfer millet to bowls
    and garnish with steamed
    and remaining raw vegetables. Season to taste with
    salt and pepper. Pour dressing
    over top and sprinkle
    with sunflower seeds.

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