Millet Recipes

Millet RecipesPreparing Millet is quite easy.  There are so many Millet Recipes, but here we will just cover the essentials  Because of its small size it cooks relatively quickly and it is amazingly versatile, it is often used in breakfast or dinner. Learn more about millet here.

In general there are two ways to cook millet seed, but there are endless millet recipes.

The first technique results in a quinoa type dish.  Best as a side for breakfast or dinner or in a salad.  The second common technique is to create a more creamy product that can be used for breakfast with a little maple syrup or as a side to a lunch or dinner in substitution of mashed potatoes or polenta.  The third technique is to bake bread, which is a wonderful gluten free option for those of us with gluten sensitivity.



Millet Recipe 1:  A fluffy quinoa type result

Ingredients:

1 Cup Raw Millet

2 Cups Water or Broth

1/4 Teaspoon of Salt

1 Tablespoon unsalted butter

Steps:

  1. Measure Millet and water/broth
  2. Toast Millet in a large dry pan over medium heat for 4-5 minutes or until you begin tMillet Recipe Cookedo sell the seeds.  Do not burn
  3. Add water to pan and millet
  4. Bring to a boil
  5. Lower heat to a simmer, add butter, salt and stir
  6. Cover pan
  7. Allow Millet to absorb all the water.  Typically around 15 minutes, there is no need to stir.
  8. Remove from heat, let cook and enjoy!

 

Millet Recipe 2:  For a porridge result

Almost the same as technique 1 except we are using 3 cups of water and stirring occasionally during the simmer.

Ingredients:

1 Cup Raw Millet

3 Cups Water

1/4 Teaspoon of Salt

1 Tablespoon unsalted butter

Steps:

  1. Measure Millet and water/brothRaw Millet
  2. Toast Millet in a large dry pan over medium heat for 4-5 minutes or until you begin to sell the seeds.  Do not burn
  3. Add water to pan and millet
  4. Bring to a boil
  5. Lower heat to a simmer, add butter, salt and stir
  6. Cover pan
  7. Allow Millet to absorb all the water.  Typically around 15 minutes, stir every couple of minutes
  8. Remove from heat, let cook and enjoy!



Millet Recipe 3:  Bread

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup buckwheat groatsMillet Recipe Bread
  • 1/2 cup millet
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 12 pitted prunes, chopped (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Generously grease a loaf pan with butter.
  2. Grind buckwheat and millet in a food processor until very fine. Add sunflower seeds, chia seeds, baking soda, and salt; pulse in the processor until incorporated. With the processor on, slowly pour buttermilk into buckwheat mixture until a thick dough forms. Stir prunes into dough, transfer dough to prepared loaf pan, and cover the loaf pan with parchment paper.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 390 degrees F (199 degrees C), remove parchment paper from the loaf pan, and continue baking until bread is crusty but still soft on the inside, about 45 minutes more.

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