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How to Cook Millet

3 servings

When you get bored with oatmeal and brown rice, you must learn how to cook millet. Millet is a nutritious whole grain that is wonderful for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Try this easy millet recipe.

















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7 oz millet

24 oz boiling water


In a medium-large nonstick pot, weigh dry millet. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until the grains make a popping sound. They will also give off a toasty aroma.

Remove pot from the heat and set it on a heat-proof surface. Continue to stir for a minute or two to keep the millet from burning. Add 24 oz of boiling water and stir. Put the pot back on the burner and reduce the heat to low. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and fluff the millet gently with a fork.

Comments: many people do not toast their millet. We think toasting it improves the flavor and texture. Try cooking millet both ways and see if you agree. Millet is the only grain that is alkaline, and alkaline foods help to keep our bodies healthy. Millet is also gluten-free. Some millet recipes call for adding oil or salt, but neither is necessary.

Millet is a staple food in many parts of the world, especially in dry areas of Africa and northern Asia. We usually see yellow millet in our stores, but other species of millet are grey, white, or red.

Yield = 24 oz    1 serving = 8 oz

Calories per serving: 250  Fat: 2.8 g (10.2%)  Protein: 7.3 g   CHO: 48.2 g

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