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Millet-Stuffed Peppers with Ginger & Tofu

December 21, 2018

Yield: 4 servings

Servings: 4

Serving Size: 1 stuffed pepper half

Active Time: 40 minutes

Active Time (mins): 40

Total Time: 40 minutes

Total Time (mins): 40

Recipe Description:

The filling in this stuffed pepper recipe uses millet, which is naturally gluten-free and has a nutty corn flavor—plus it cooks quickly because of its small size. We like Asian-flavored baked tofu in this recipe, but you can choose your favorite flavor. Serve with roasted broccoli or asparagus drizzled with sesame oil.

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 3/4 cup millet
  • 2 large red bell peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded
  • 4 ounces flavored baked tofu, diced
  • 2 medium carrots, grated
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons reduced-sodium tamari
  • 2 teaspoons minced serrano or jalapeño pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Recipe Steps:

  1. Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat to 425°F.
  2. Combine water and millet in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Cover, reduce heat to maintain a simmer and cook until the millet is tender and the liquid is absorbed, 18 to 22 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, place bell pepper halves cut-side up in a broiler-safe pan. Bake until starting to soften, 6 to 10 minutes. Remove from the oven. Turn broiler to high.
  4. Combine tofu, carrots, cilantro, oil, tamari, chile pepper, garlic, ginger and sugar in a medium bowl. Stir in the millet. Stuff each pepper half with about 1 cup of the mixture.
  5. Broil the peppers until heated through and the millet is starting to brown, 4 to 6 minutes.

Recipe Nutrition:

Per serving: 344 calories; 15 g fat (2 g sat, 7 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 39 g carbohydrate; 1 g added sugars; 6 g total sugars; 13 g protein; 6 g fiber; 413 mg sodium; 358 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (180% daily value), Vitamin A (167% dv), Folate (19% dv), Magnesium (15% dv).


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