Millet-Stuffed Peppers with Ginger & Tofu


The filling in this stuffed pepper recipe uses millet, which is naturally gluten-free and has a nutty corn flavor—plus it cooks quickly because of its small size. You can choose your favorite flavor of baked tofu. Serve with roasted broccoli or asparagus drizzled with sesame oil.

Active Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings


  • 1 ¾ cups water

  • ¾ cup millet

  • 2 large red bell peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded

  • 4 ounces flavored baked tofu, diced

  • 2 medium carrots, grated

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 3 tablespoons canola oil

  • 1 ½ tablespoons reduced-sodium tamari

  • 2 teaspoons minced serrano or jalapeño pepper

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

  • 1 teaspoon sugar


  1. Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat to 425°F.

  2. Combine water and millet in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Cover, reduce heat to maintain a simmer and cook until the millet is tender and the liquid is absorbed, 18 to 22 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, place bell pepper halves cut-side up in a broiler-safe pan. Bake until starting to soften, 6 to 10 minutes. Remove from the oven. Turn broiler to high.

  4. Combine tofu, carrots, cilantro, oil, tamari, chile pepper, garlic, ginger and sugar in a medium bowl. Stir in the millet. Stuff each pepper half with about 1 cup of the mixture.

  5. Broil the peppers until heated through and the millet is starting to brown, 4 to 6 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

344 Calories
15g Fat
39g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 stuffed pepper half
Calories 344
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 6g
Added Sugars 1g 2%
Protein 13g 25%
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Vitamin A 8366IU 167%
Vitamin C 108mg 120%
Folate 76mcg 19%
Sodium 413mg 18%
Calcium 44mg 3%
Iron 3mg 14%
Magnesium 58mg 14%
Potassium 358mg 8%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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