Dinner

Kung Pao Chickpea Stir-Fry Over Sesame-Fried Millet

Fiber-rich chickpeas stand in for meat 
in this colorful stir-fry with a spicy- 
sweet sauce – all served over millet sautéed in sesame oil and speckled 
with green onions.

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Brandon Barre

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Servings
6
Cook Time
30 min
Duration
30 min

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked or BPA-free canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil, divided
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups white or cremini 
mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas, 
strings removed
  • 3 cups cooked millet
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1/3 cup toasted unsalted almonds 
or peanuts, chopped
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • Sauce
  • 3 small red chiles, minced
  • 1.4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium tamari
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp natural unsalted almond or peanut butter (TRY: Woodstock All-Natural Unsalted Raw Almond Butter)
  • 2 tbsp tapioca starch
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp sesame oil

Preparation

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together all sauce ingredients. Add chickpeas and set aside.
  2. In a large wok or skillet on high, heat 1 tsp oil. Add celery and carrots and sauté for 3 minutes. Add garlic and mushrooms and sauté for 2 minutes. Add bell pepper and peas and sauté for another 2 minutes. Add chickpea-sauce mixture and cook for 1 minute. Set aside.
  3. Prepare millet: In a large skillet on high, heat remaining 2 tsp oil. Add millet and sauté for 3 minutes. Add green onions and sauté for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in salt. Serve chickpea mixture over millet. Top with nuts and seeds.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 cup stir-fry and 1/2 cup millet
  • Calories 387
  • Carbohydrate Content 51 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 15 g
  • Fiber Content 9 g
  • Protein Content 14 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 2 g
  • Sodium Content 546 mg
  • Sugar Content 10 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 0 g