Friday, April 2, 2010

Broccoli-Millet Croquettes

These are good, good for you and taste great. Non-Vegans will love them too.
Makes 16 Croquettes

(Make Ahead: prepare the millet and broccoli a day in advance. Then you only need about 20 minutes to finish preparing this dish)

1 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp dried tarragon
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
Several pinches of freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup millet
2 1/2 cups vegetable broth
4 cups broccoli, tops and stalks, chopped very finely into pea-size or smaller pieces

Preheat a pot over medium heat. Saute the garlic in the oil for about 30 seconds. Add the tarragon, red pepper flakes, black pepper, and salt, and mix for a few seconds. Add the millet and stir constantly for about 3 minutes to toast it. It should turn a shade darker.
Add the vegetable broth and cover; bring to a boil. Once the mixture is boiling, lower the heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 10 minutes.
Mix in the chopped broccoli, cover, and cook for about more minutes. Uncover and cook for another 10 minutes, stirring often. Once the water is mostly absorbed, turn off the heat but leave the pot on the stove, covered to continue to cook for another 10 - 15 minutes. At that point, all of the water should be absorbed and the millet should be mushy if you push down on it with a spoon. You are looking for a polenta-like consistency.
Transfer to a mixing bowl and let it cool completely!
Once cooled, tightly form the millet into golf ball size balls. Press them down in your hands to flatten just a bit, then roll the sides between your hands to form tire shaped croquettes.
Heat a thin layer of oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook in batches for 3 - 4 minutes on each side. they should be golden brown. Serve immediately and enjoy. Serve with White Bean Aioli Sauce.


  1. Nice bunny pic I just noticed that hahahaha you are sooo hilarious!!!! Oh this food looks good too, looks kind of time consuming tho is it??

  2. I made the broc/millet the day before. Easy recipe with few ingredients. Next day just heated the skillet, formed the patties and fried. With the aioli sauce they were so great. Everyone loved them.

  3. Thank you, Isa Chandra Moskowitz for creating such a fantastic dish.

  4. Yes I agree. She is an amazing chef and I have quite a few of her recipes on my blog. As my blog name says these are MY FAVOURITE RECIPES. Not recipes that I created. Like it says on my profile: I look for vegan recipes from recipe books, internet, newspaper etc. Try them and if I yes I think that they are great I post them on my blog. They are MY FAVOURITE RECIPES. No where do I say I CREATE THIS RECIPES. A lot of recipes on my blog also come from 1000 VEGAN RECIPES. I just try and test them.