My Cuban suegra taught me how to make a sofrito. I used this same process (without tomatoes and plus a carrot) to enhance millet. Serve warm or cold.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Blend carrot and garlic in a food processor until finely chopped.

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  • Heat olive oil in a pot over medium heat; cook and stir carrot mixture, onion, and green bell pepper until softened, about 10 minutes. Add millet; stir until fragrant and toasted, about 3 minutes.

  • Pour vegetable broth into millet mixture; season with salt and black pepper. Reduce heat and simmer until all the broth is absorbed and millet is tender, about 20 minutes. Stir in cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

130 calories; protein 3.4g 7% DV; carbohydrates 22.5g 7% DV; fat 2.9g 5% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 123.3mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2014
It was a bit bland for me and not very Cuban. I added cumin, lime, black beans, paprika. Also, ned to roast millet prior to adding to sautéed veg, obviously Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/17/2015
I followed this as directed only adding 1t. smoked paprika and 1/4 t cayenne. It took about 15 minutes longer to cook than stated and came out slightly crunchy but mostly mushy. I'm not sure if I did something wrong in the cooking or it's supposed to be mushy. It was still a bit boring as a side dish so I will probably add black beans and other spices to it. I may then add cheese and eat as a meal. Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2014
It was a bit bland for me and not very Cuban. I added cumin, lime, black beans, paprika. Also, ned to roast millet prior to adding to sautéed veg, obviously Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2014
I added cumin, paprika, black beans and smoked beef sausage. I also used beef broth, red bell pepper, 3 cloves of garlic and a jalapeno pepper. topped it with a little sour cream and my picky eater had seconds! turned out really good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2012
Just made it last night. I added a red pepper as well and at the end added a can of black beans that I had rinsed before. Not only was it nice looking but it tasted very good. Both my husband and son loved it. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2014
I made this recipe precisely except that I added about a 1/4 tsp. of cayenne and 1 tsp. of paprika for a little more kick. I thought it tasted excellent and I'll definitely be saving it for future use as a side dish or a light main course. Thank you for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2014
This is surprisingly good and it's a great way to hide veggies for picky eaters. My 11 year old who "hates carrots" gobbled it up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2017
I added one green onion a stalk of celery about 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper. I used 2 level teaspoons of vegetable bouillon and slightly more than 2 cups water. This is my first dish with millet and I was afraid it might get too soft. I stopped cooking just in time. Next time I will use slightly less liquid and stop a little sooner in hopes of a little more crunch. The time cooking seems a little greater than is stated but I always monitor it toward the end and rarely pay close attention to time. It is more important to inspect and taste. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/17/2015
I followed this as directed only adding 1t. smoked paprika and 1/4 t cayenne. It took about 15 minutes longer to cook than stated and came out slightly crunchy but mostly mushy. I'm not sure if I did something wrong in the cooking or it's supposed to be mushy. It was still a bit boring as a side dish so I will probably add black beans and other spices to it. I may then add cheese and eat as a meal. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2016
Absolutely looove this recipe. Simple quick healthy and sooooo tasteful. I even (most of the times) skip the peppers and its still great!!!!! The cilantro though its a must!!!! and lots of it. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/14/2020
I used shallots cilantro some chicken stock Sas'on Read More