Powerful Sprouted Millet Dumpling, non-gluten

Powerful Sprouted Millet Dumpling, non-gluten

IMG_8568Most dumplings are made from refined glutinous white rice. This type of rice is presoaked and fry with oil. There can be a variety of fillings such as pork, chicken, abalone, chestnut, salted fish and egg yoke. After wrapping in bamboo leaves, the dumplings are steamed for an hour in water.

As they are oily and most people find these dumplings difficult to digest, I developed an alternative plant-based dumpling made from organic sweet millet 15 years ago, they are sprouted overnight, wrapped with boiled soybeans with local herbs such as minced galangal, ginger and bunga kantan, then wrapped in bamboo leaves, boiled for 45 minutes in rapid boiling water. Sweet yellow millet has a higher carbohydrate content compared to the normal millet, soothing to the digestive system. Its stickiness binds very well and keeps the dumpling in shape. Sweet millet is most healing when you feel weak and at a time when you have low appetite.

Nutrition value of cooked sweet millet

  • Per serving of 174g
  • Calorie: 207kj
  • Carbohydrate 41.2g
  • Dietary fibre: 2.3g
  • Protein 6.1g
  • Omega 3 fatty acids 48.7mg
  • Calcium 5.2mg
  • Iron: 1.1mg
  • Magnesium 76.6 mg
  • Phosphorus 174mg
  • Potassium 108mg
  • Sodium 3.5mg
  • Zinc 1.6mg
  • Copper 0.3mg
  • Manganese 0.5mg
  • Selenium 1.6mg
  • Vitamin A 5.2Iu
  • Vitamin K 0.5mg
  • Thiamin 0.2mg
  • Riboflavin 0.1mg
  • Niacin 2.3mg
  • Vitamin B6 0.2mg
  • Folate 33.1mcg
  • Pantothenic Acid 0.3mg
  • Cholesterol 0mg

These dumplings could be frozen for 1 month, thaw and steamed over boiling water for about 15 minutes. Remove the bamboo leaves before eating.
As a snack, this millet dumpling is most enjoyable. Suggest to eat with some sautéed cabbage, carrot and or onion with a pinch of light sea salt, you will feel grounded and most balance in energy for the rest of the day.

Posted by June Lim, macrobiotic counselor
Sept 2014
RM 3.50 per piece
Available at Woods Macrobiotics tel: 03-79585795
www.macrobiotics-malaysia. com

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