What to do, what to do, when you are allergic to some of your most favourite cuisines? You improvise. A Mexican inspired meal without rice, without corn or flour tortillas, without...TOMATOES??? It seemed impossible, but in my internet search travels I stumbled upon a Martha Stewart recipe for Black Beans and Rice. It didn't need a tortilla. Or tomato paste. All it needed was an alternative to rice. Queue: hulled millet. With a little bit of "butter" and sea salt (from Hawai'i of course), millet isn't a half bad alternative to potatoes and rice. With a little sliced avocado, and omitting the squirt of lime (it didn't really need it anyways, but if you are able to eat it, by all means, it's more authentic that way!) I had my first Mexican meal in a long time. Take that, allergies!
|It's so tiny! Cooks and absorbs water like rice. And I haven't burned it to the pan yet.|