Chinese Stir Fry With Millet

  • A stir-fry using millet rather than rice.
  • Seasoned with sesame seeds, honey and toasted sesame seed oil.
  • This recipe is naturally free from gluten.

Organic Millet Grain (1kg) - Sussex WholeFoods

Millet is a great alternative to pasta, rice or cous cous. It's a grain that's popular around the world. It is also suitable for those avoiding gluten. Use 1 cup per person.

Chinese 5-Spice 50g (Hampshire Foods)

An authentic blend of Cinnamon, Fennel, Star Anise, Cloves and Szechuan Pepper. Use a level teaspoonful.

Organic Tamari (Wheat-Free) Soy Sauce 150ml (Sanchi)

Tamari soy sauce is made without using wheat, and is otherwise indistinguishable from normal soy sauce!

Clearspring Toasted Sesame Oil - Organic 250ml

Toasted sesame oil is a common seasoning in Chinese cooking. Use about 3 level tablespoonfuls.

Organic Whole Sesame Seeds 250g (Infinity Foods)

Sesame seeds are used throughout Chinese cuisine. Here we use a sprinkling.

Unsalted Roasted Peanuts (1kg) - Sussex WholeFoods

A handful of roasted peanuts is used as a garnish.

Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic 200g (Biona)

A small knob of coconut oil is used to fry the ingredients.

Other Ingredients

  • 1 red onion.
  • Handful of baby carrots.
  • Mushrooms.
  • 2 cloves of garlic.
  • A small piece of ginger.


  1. Use one cupful per person.
  2. Pour the dry millet into a saucepan and turn up the heat.
  3. Toast until slightly browned and you can smell the aroma. (10 minutes).
  4. Cover with boiling water so that the water is 2 inches above the level of the millet.
  5. Place a lid over the saucepan.
  6. Simmer until the water is no longer visible (10-15 minutes).
  7. Turn the heat down to a minimum and leave to steam for 5-10 minutes.