Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd's Pie

Serves 4
Whereas most shepherd's pies are topped with starchy mashed potatoes, this version is crowned with a tasty mash of steamed cauliflower and millet, a gluten-free grain.
  • 3 tablespoons non-dairy butter, plus more to oil baking dish
  • 3/4 cup dried millet, rinsed and picked over
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup rice milk
  • 1/2 head cauliflower, broken into small florets
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 (16-ounce) package frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley, plus leaves for garnish
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and mashed
  • 1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and mashed
  • 2 cups frozen corn kernels, thawed
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Preheat oven to 450°F. Oil a 9-inch square baking dish with butter and set aside.

Bring 2 cups water to a boil in a medium pot. Add millet and 1 teaspoon salt. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes. Heat 1 tablespoon of the butter in another medium pot on medium heat. Add half of the garlic and cook until light golden, 3 minutes. Add rice milk and cauliflower and bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat and cook until very tender, about 12 minutes. Add cooked millet to cauliflower and mash together with a potato masher until creamy. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.

Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions, remaining garlic and thyme and cook, stirring frequently, until onions soften, about 4 minutes. Add mixed vegetables and chopped parsley and season with salt and pepper. Cook 6 minutes. Stir in tomato paste. Add chickpeas and kidney beans to the vegetable mixture along with 3/4 cup water, stirring to combine well.

Spread the vegetable-bean filling in the bottom of the baking dish. Sprinkle corn evenly over the mixture, then top with the cauliflower mash. Bake for about 25 minutes, until heated through. Cool for 5 minutes, then serve, garnished with parsley leaves.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 620 calories (60 from fat), 6g total fat, 600mg sodium, 118g carbohydrates, (24 g dietary fiber, 13g sugar), 27g protein.
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