Millet and Cauliflower Mash

Cauliflower Mash with Millet

By Karen Brennan, MSW, NC, BCHN ®, Herbalist

While many think of millet as a grain it is actually a seed.  For that reason, I wonder if it should be included in the paleo diet plan.  This is a twist on cauliflower rice. This recipe was also very simple and quick to make. 

millet cauliflower mash

Ingredients (serves 3-4)

  • 1 T. avocado oil
  • 1 c. diced onion
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 t. sea salt
  • 1 c millet
  • ½ of a head of cauliflower, chopped (I used an entire small head of cauliflower)
  • 2 ½ cups chicken broth or bone broth (more on hand as needed) I added about another 1/2 cup. 
  • 1 T. nutritional yeast (optional but a good protein and B vitamin boost)
  • Dash pepper/salt
  • ¼ c. chopped fresh cilantro (or parsley)


  1. In a large pot over medium high heat, warm the avocado oil and sauté the onion and garlic with the salt for about 5 minutes
  2. Add in the millet, cauliflower, broth and dash salt. Increase the heat to high and bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat to medium and simmer for about 40 minutes stirring regularly and until the millet is cooked through and the liquid has been absorbed.  This should have a creamy consistency.  Add more broth if needed
  3. Use a potato masher to break up any of the cauliflower as need. At this point you can leave out the nutritional yeast or add it in and add salt and pepper to your taste. 
  4. Add the cilantro and serve.


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Karen is a Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Nutrition Consultant, herbalist and has a Masters in Social Work. She has written two books on depression. She believes in addressing the root causes of depression and not symptom management. If you or your teen has depression and either has not had success with what western health has to offer or you just want to bypass medication and seek alternative help, and are ready to make small steps to improve your outlook on life, then contact Karen for a free 15 minute "First 2 things to do if you have depression" phone consult. 303-522-0381 This information provided in this article is for educational purposes only. Seek the help of your health professional before making any changes to your health and nutrition regimen.

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