Vegan Recipe - Seaweed Stir-Fry over Millet

shared by Ellen Jaffe Jones
  • Vegan Recipe - Seaweed Stir-Fry over Millet

    • Prep Time : 20 minutes
    • Cook Time : 10 minutes
    • Servings : 2
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    Thank you to Ellen Jaffe Jones, author of Eat Vegan on $4 a Day, for sharing this recipe with the Yummy Plants community!  Ellen is committed to creating healthy dishes that are super yummy and affordable.   This recipe isn’t in her book; Ellen created it just for us!

    Ellen says, “I love seaweed. It is a good source of Vitamin B12 and iodine, although B12 is best obtained in supplement form. I began eating seaweed 30 years ago on a Macrobiotic diet I started the same year my sister got breast cancer for the second time. A staple of Asian diets, you can find different seaweed varieties at health food stores. Arame and Hijiki are my two favorites.”

    Pair this recipe with Ellen’s Protein Powerhouse Salad and Creamy Tahini Dressing to get lots of bang for your buck.  Ellen loves this pairing to create a salad and a main course with just a few ingredients.  She says, “There is some duplication, but enough difference to give variety.”

    Learn more about being vegan on a budget from her blog: The Veg Coach or chat with her directly on her Facebook page.


    For the stir fry:
    1/8 cup Arame and/or Hijiki seaweed. A little goes a long way.
    1/2 cup water
    1/4 cup sugar snap peas
    1 carrot, cut in 1/4 inch rounds
    4 large crimini mushrooms
    1 small onion
    1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce

    For the millet:
    1/2 cup millet
    1 cup water


    For the stir fry:
    1. Soak the seaweed in a medium-sized bowl for 20 minutes. Drain the water and rinse.

    2. Put the seaweed in a large skillet with the water. Add the peas, carrots, mushrooms and onion. Cook on medium until the seaweed is soft, about 10-15 minutes. Add soy sauce at the end of cooking, stir throughout.

    For the millet:
    Cook millet the same as you would most whole grains with a 1:2 ratio of grains to water. You can add any flavoring or spices you like. I just like it plain with a pinch of salt. The buttery-yellow natural color is as rich in flavor as it is in color.

    Let us know what you think of this easy vegan recipe: Seaweed Stir-Fry over Millet!

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