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!
- 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)
- 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.