Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Millet-It's Not Just for the Birds

buy in bulk!!
Millet is one of my new favorite grains. Its one of the least allergenic and most digestible "grains" on earth-and its been around for thousands of years! Millet is a good source of the minerals phosphorus, manganese and magnesium. Technically it's a seed and its gluten-free. When cooked it has a Fluffy texture-almost puffed, and is a great replacement for couscous or any other grain.

How to

  • First I soak the Millet for 8 hours to get rid of the phytic acid, then Rinse thoroughly.
  • Add enough water so that you have a 2:1 water:millet ratio. Bring water to boil then reduce heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes.
The texture of millet cooked this way will be fluffy like rice. If you want the millet to have a more creamy consistency, stir it frequently adding a little water every now and then.

Cooked millet can be served as a breakfast porridge to which you can add your favorite nuts and fruits. I also use it instead of couscous, or rice, savory-style, with tamari and siracha. You can also throw uncooked millet into bread for a nice little crunch! The possibilities are really endless.

What is your favorite grain? Have you tried any new foods lately that you now love??


Pure2raw twins said...

We love millet!! It is so easy for the body to digest.

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

Millet rules. My favorite is making a super creamy breakfast porridge :-)

Dana said...

Quinoa is my most favorite, but millet comes in a close second! We like millet squares, not only for breakfast with jam or yogurt, but also for lunch with a white bean/tomato/cold salad on top.

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