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Mill-what for breakfast? A Surprising Millet Recipe

on January 16 | in Cooking, Recipes | by | with No Comments

As a foodie, I’m always looking for ways to expand my palate and recipe book. As I was going through my weekly meal plan it occurred to me millet is a grain I very rarely use. I tend to stick to rice, which is great… but I was feeling the itch for a new go to grain.

And so my mission began to find a millet recipe that I could add to my weekly routine. Surprisingly the meal I found to add millet to was breakfast… not what I was expecting! Turns out it’s delicious … give it a try and let us know what you think!

INGREDIENTS:Millet

  • 1 cup millet
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Maple syrup (optional)
  • Milk (optional)
  • Dried Fruit (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

  • Toast millet over medium heat In a large, dry saucepan for about 5 minutes. You’ll know it’s ready when you start to smell the nutty flavor of them. Be careful not to let them burn.
  • Once your millet is toasted, add the two cups of water and bring to a boil.
  • Switch the heat to low.
  • Add salt and butter and stir.
  • Cover the pot and leave simmering until all the water is absorbed into the grain (15 – 20 minutes)
  • Turn off heat but allow the grain to continue absorbing the liquid by keeping the cover on for another 10 minutes. Resist the urge to stir!
  • Add vanilla extract and fluff the millet with a fork.
  • Serve with a bit of milk and maple syrup drizzled on top.
  • Now throw some of your favorite dried fruit on top like strawberries, apricots or raisins for a bit of extra sweetness and texture.

Mission accomplished! Millet is now another grain you can add to your repertoire.

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