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Millet Patties with Mushroom Gravy

Categories: Large Intestine Qi Stagnation, Spleen Damp Heat, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Millet Patties with Mushroom Gravy
By Sasha Hanning

• 1 cups millet (washed)
• 1 cup garbanzo beans (1 cup corn, squash- be creative)
• 4 cups water
• 1 medium onion- chopped

• Put everything into a pot
• Bring to a boil without a cover
• Add salt, turn down to simmer and cover for 20 minutes
• Stir, and cool- put in fridge till cold (1 hour- over night)

To make patties take the cold millet/beans and combine with 2 Tablespoons flour (rice or starch) —makes 8 patties

• Combine into a texture that is neither too dry nor too wet, and mold the patties into round and flat “burger†shapes until it holds together
• Dust each side with a bit of flour
• Pour virgin sesame oil into a frying pan (enough to cover the bottom) and fry both sides of the patties until golden brown

Mushroom Gravy Ingredients (makes 8 oz)
• 1 cup scallions diced
• 1 cup mushrooms (sliced)
• 1 cup water
• 1 TBS flour (or Kudzu)
• 2 tsp Soy Sauce (or Tamari- shoyu)
• Sesame oil

• Pour some sesame oil into a pan and sauté the scallions and mushrooms until soft and golden
• Add the soy sauce and cook for a couple of minutes on a low heat
• Dilute the flour with a little bit of water first and then add the rest of the cup of water while stirring
• Add the water and kudzu to the leeks and mushrooms, bring to a boil while still stirring
• As you are stirring and the water comes to a boil, the gravy will thicken
• When the gravy has reached the desired consistency, adjust the seasoning by adding whatever spice or flavoring you would like to add

TCM Breakdown
Spleen/Stomach Disharmony

Millet- SP/ST/KD- harmonizes the middle jiao, drains damp heat, moistens dryness, supplements the kidney, astringes the stomach and intestines, clears heat
Garbanzo Beans — SP/ST/HT — strengthens spleen, Tonifies qi, calms spirit, clears dampness, promotes bowel movement, good source of protein, iron and unsaturated fat
Green Onion- LU/LI- release exterior wind cold, invigorates blood, drains damp, antiviral, antibacterial
Onion- LU/ST- clears heat relieves toxicity, transforms phlegm and damp, diuretic
Mushroom- SP/ST — Supplement spleen and stomach, rectifies qi, transforms phlegm, boosts wei qi, detoxifies, improves appetite, stops diarrhea, resolves phlegm
Soy Sauce — SP/ST/KD — harmonize the middle jiao, clears heat

If one wants to tonify lung and clear phlegm can add daikon radish or use chen pi in the stock

How do canned and dried chickpeas (garbanzo beans) compare in terms of nutritional value?

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