Pineapple Fried Millet with Shrimp

Reminiscent of fried rice, this hearty dish packs savory, salty, sweet and umami flavors all in one nutritious meal.

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Prep Time
30 min
55 min


  • 1 cup dry millet
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 small white onion
  • 1 lb medium raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1½ cups diced pineapple
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp low-sodium tamari
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro


  1. In a dry saucepan on medium, toast millet until lightly browned, about 4 minutes. Add water and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit, covered, 10 minutes.
  2. In a large skillet on medium-high, heat oil. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in shrimp, pineapple, bell pepper, ginger and garlic; sauté 5 minutes. Stir in millet and peas; sauté for 3 minutes.
  3. Push ingredients to side of skillet to make a well and crack egg into center; cook and stir until scrambled, 1 minute.
  4. Add tamari and stir until well combined. Garnish servings with green onion and cilantro.

NOTE: If following our Meal Plan, refrigerate leftover fried millet in a covered container; reheat and add fresh garnishes when called for.

Related: Your 1-Week Anti-Inflammatory Meal Plan

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1/3 of recipe
  • Calories 545
  • Carbohydrate Content 73 g
  • Cholesterol Content 274 mg
  • Fat Content 10 g
  • Fiber Content 10 g
  • Protein Content 41 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 5 g
  • Sodium Content 656 mg
  • Sugar Content 0 g