Millet and Salt Pork Filling for Holubtsi

Nachynka na holubtsi z prosa i sala

Preparation info

  • Makes about

    6 cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in

The New Ukrainian Cookbook

The New Ukrainian Cookbook

By Annette Ogrodnik Corona

Published 2020

  • About

Millet contains more protein and iron than any other grain, cooks quickly, and makes a delicious holubtsi filling. Sorrel leaves are good “wrappers” for millet filling and the pairing is especially popular in western Ukraine; or I would suggest using this filling with Beet Leaf Holubtsi.


  • 2 cups millet
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 1 large onion<


Toast the millet in a large skillet over medium-high heat for about 4 minutes, until it begins to smell roasted and some of the grains start to pop. Remove the pan from the heat and turn the millet out onto a plate.

Warm the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the salt pork and continue cooking another 3 minutes. Add th