Delicious main dish featuring millet, mung beans, assorted vegetables, flavors and cheese. Yummy! My husband won a local cooking contest with a similar recipe.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring 4 cups water and mung beans to a boil in a pot; cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until beans are tender, 45 to 60 minutes.

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  • Bring 5 cups water and millet to a boil in a separate pot; cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until water is absorbed and millet is tender, 10 to 20 minutes.

  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion, green bell pepper, celery, carrot, parsley, garlic, ginger, basil, oregano, cumin, curry powder, and cayenne pepper until vegetables are slightly tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir tomatoes, salt, and pepper into vegetable mixture.

  • Mix mung beans, millet, and Cheddar cheese into vegetable mixture; cook and stir until cheese is melted, 2 to 3 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

381 calories; protein 18.8g; carbohydrates 55.2g; fat 9.9g; cholesterol 19.8mg; sodium 536.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2016
absolutely delicious! I made this for may husband who only likes deep fried foods and desserts and he loved it. I made a bit of alterations to it. I added two small cans of tomato paste and equal amounts of water to it at the very end as well as 1 tsp each of garlic powder and onion powder. I also added a few extra cloves of garlic and only put in half the cayenne as I am not a fan of cayenne. Overall, this recipe is great and for a more healthy option take out the cheese and it is still wonderful. Enjoy!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/02/2017
I bought mung beans to experiment with and I've never cooked with millet so this seemed like the perfect recipe to get mad scientist on. Following the recipe as it was written yielded a huge colorful but bland pile. I did everything I could to liven the taste up: I doubled the onion and green pepper I took Candace's advice and added tomato paste onion powder garlic powder more fresh garlic then went on to add more (fresh) basil more oregano thyme more cumin more curry powder two different commercial spice mixes still more salt and pepper and A LOT more cheese... it's got some flavor now but it's still nothing to rave about.. Sorry Janet I really wanted to be able to give this more stars. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2016
absolutely delicious! I made this for may husband who only likes deep fried foods and desserts and he loved it. I made a bit of alterations to it. I added two small cans of tomato paste and equal amounts of water to it at the very end as well as 1 tsp each of garlic powder and onion powder. I also added a few extra cloves of garlic and only put in half the cayenne as I am not a fan of cayenne. Overall, this recipe is great and for a more healthy option take out the cheese and it is still wonderful. Enjoy!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/01/2017
I bought mung beans to experiment with and I've never cooked with millet so this seemed like the perfect recipe to get mad scientist on. Following the recipe as it was written yielded a huge colorful but bland pile. I did everything I could to liven the taste up: I doubled the onion and green pepper I took Candace's advice and added tomato paste onion powder garlic powder more fresh garlic then went on to add more (fresh) basil more oregano thyme more cumin more curry powder two different commercial spice mixes still more salt and pepper and A LOT more cheese... it's got some flavor now but it's still nothing to rave about.. Sorry Janet I really wanted to be able to give this more stars. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2018
I used only fresh herbs and two to three times as many as the recipe called for. I used the herbs to create a red sauce based on tomato sauce and tomatoes and mixed the mung beans into the sauce with the spices. Lastly I did not mix the cooked millet (to which I added raisins and only cooked for 25 minutes). It was great but not much like the original recipe. Sorry. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/03/2019
I only used a little cumin (not a fan), a little curry & no cayenne because I can't have anything hot-spicy. It's a little bland that way, but very healthy. I may try adding a little more salt. Read More
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