Gluten Free Sage and Onion Stuffing
Are you looking for a gluten free alternative for stuffing your turkey this Christmas or even to enhance your regular roast chicken? Why not try using millet? Millet is gluten free and a low GL wholegrain that cooks similar to rice. It is high fibre and a good source of magnesium and has many health benefits, including reducing blood pressure, click here to get more nutritional information on Millet.
1 ½ cups Millet
3 cups stock
1 small onion
2-3 cloves crushed garlic
1 tsp dried sage
1 tbsn olive oil
- Gently fry the onion on a medium heat in a medium size saucepan with the lid on.
- Fry for 3-5 minutes until soft and opaque (do not brown)
- Rinse and drain the millet in a sieve, and add to the onions
- Add the 3 cups of stock (I use 3 cups boiling water with 3 tsp of Marigold Swiss Vegetable vegan gluten free stock powder)
- Add the sage
- Replace the lid and simmer gently for 20-30 minutes
- Use a fork to lightly stir, and when all the liquid is absorbed the millet is cooked
- Now stir in the crushed garlic
Millet can be a good substitute for potato as a carbohydrate with roast chicken or turkey. I use it as a gluten free wheat alternative stuffing for my turkey. Ensure that the stuffing mix is fully cold before you stuff the turkey. As the millet is quite moist when cooked, you do not need to add any sausage meat and this will reduce your exposure to nitrates. Remember to include the weight of the stuffing mix when calculating the cooking times of the turkey. Millet can be purchased in any good health food shop or large supermarket, is very inexpensive and cooks similar to rice. It is low GL and gluten free. An adult portion as a carbohydrate in a meal is 1 cup, but don’t forget to adjust your portions if you are having it along with another starchy carbohydrate such as potatoes!
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