Millet and Lentils with Bell Peppers

8 30 473
Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 20 min 2
Millet and Lentils with Bell Peppers
Health Highlights
A savoury, whole grain dish that makes a tasty meal or side dish.


1/2 cup Millet, dry (rinsed)
1 cup Water
2 tbsp Ghee
1 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
1 small Yellow onion (diced)
1 1/2 cup Red bell pepper (diced)
1 cup Lentils, red, cooked
1 dash Himalayan sea salt


  1. Bring water to a boil.  Add millet and reduce to a simmer.  Cook for approx. 20 minutes or cooked through.
  2. Heat a medium sized frying pan on medium heat.  
  3. Add ghee, then garlic and onion to the pan.  Lightly cook for 1 - 2 minutes.
  4. Add bell peppers and salt.  Cook until cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  5. Once millet is cooked, strain any remaining water and set aside.
  6. Add millet and lentils to pan with vegetables.  Stir until combined.  Turn heat to low and heat the mixture for a couple minutes to incorporate flavours.
  7. Enjoy!


- Keeps well in the fridge and easily reheats in a saucepan.

- Swapping out ghee for high quality cold extracted olive oil will offer a healthy source of monounsaturated fat.

- Adding yellow and orange bell peppers will create more colour.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 473
Calories from fat 148
Calories from saturated fat 81
Total Fat 16.5 g
Saturated Fat 9.0 g
Trans Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.5 g
Cholesterol 43 mg
Sodium 335 mg
Potassium 850 mg
Total Carbohydrate 70 g
Dietary Fiber 13.0 g
Sugars 8 g
Protein 17.5 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 1.1
Meat Alternative 0.7
Vegetables 2.7

Energy sources

  • Paula A Yolles Paula A Yolles (Nov. 14, 2020, 7:53 p.m.)

    Olive Oil can be used in place of ghee.