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How to Cook Millet


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Millet consists of small round seeds with a nutty flavor and provides good amounts of iron, calcium, potassium, and the B vitamins. Typically cheaper than rice, millet is available at most health food stores. This recipe uses one cup of millet and two cups of water. It will serve 2-4 people.
Total Preparation and/or Cooking Time:
Step 1:
Get a cup of millet.
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Step 2:
Place the millet in a pot and add two cups of water. Set the millet to medium high heat and when it starts boiling turn the heat down to low and cover the pot.
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Step 3:
After 10-15 minutes all the water should be absorbed and the millet will be cooked.
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Step 4:
You now have cooked millet. It is great on its own, but also pairs well with almost any soup or stew.
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Comments.
Name:Maxine
Location:Tucson, Arizona
Subject:How to cook millet
Is millet a side dish or like a cereal for breakfast? What would you put on it? Sugar, cream, honey? I have never cooked this before and my husband just came home from Sprouts and wants me to prepare a dish. Help! Thank you.
Posted on 2011-06-25 16:53:09
Name:HealthAliciousNess
Subject:RE: How to cook millet
Hi Maxine, thanks for your question. Millet can be a cereal for breakfast but would really work best as a side dish. Do not add sugar, cream, or honey, millet has a nutty flavor and is a good base to be eaten with stews or sauteed dishes. You can treat it like brown rice.
Posted on 2011-06-25 20:10:32
Name:Vicky Ann
Location:Michigan
Subject:Toasting grains
Do you know if it changes the nutritional value of grains to toast them before cooking? The flavor of grains is so wonderful when they are toasted.
Posted on 2011-07-31 07:24:36
Name:Egon
Location:Sydney
Subject:Millet
Hey. When I was younger I remember my mom cooking me millet all the time for breakfast and I remember she used milk when cooking it. So it came out more creamy and had to stir all the time. And when it was done then put some butter or jam or both and it was really filling and good breaky. Just gonna try to cook it first time for myself.
Posted on 2011-08-10 14:02:12
Name:Tanya
Location:Southern California
Subject:Millet Recipe
There was an amazing restaurant in NYC 20 years ago called Living Springs and I took a class once where they served something called "Millet Crumble." I've been making it ever since. I found a variation online called "Pineapple Millet Crumble." Basically, you cook the millet, blend it with pineapple juice and it will turn into a cream. You layer a casserole dish with vanilla granola, millet mixture, banana slices. Seriously awesome. Great for breakfast if you make it the night before.
Posted on 2011-09-04 05:05:02
Name:Carole
Location:California
Subject:Millet Recipe
Hello Maxine (and any interested others) Our local food coop has a recipe which we have enjoyed: After cooking the millet, top with slices of pear and grated fresh ginger. We add some honey/sugar/xylotol and milk/rice milk/soy milk. It is quite good!
Posted on 2011-10-29 12:12:02
Name:Kelly
Location:San Diego
Subject:Cooking Millet
I purchased millet in bulk from Sprouts, and boiled 1/2 cup millet with one cup water. The millet is still crunchy? Should I have soaked it before boiling? I added pear, some coconut milk, and cinnamon after it was "cooked" - flavor is good, but i'm pretty sure it's supposed to be creamy, like buckwheat, or oatmeal, yes?
Posted on 2012-07-16 15:43:20
Name:HealthAliciousNess
Subject:RE: Cooking Millet
Hi Kelly, thanks for your question. If you want the millet to be more creamy then add more water. Try adding 1.5 cups of water to 1/2 a cup millet for a more creamy result. One comment made here also suggests to keep stirring the millet as it cooks. Hope that helps.
Posted on 2012-07-16 22:01:51
Name:Chris
Location:San Francisco
Subject:Millet
Thanks for the instructions. I bought some millet last year and haven't cooked it yet, and there were no instructions on the package. Anyway---it appears that you cook it pretty much the same way as you cook quinoa. I look forward to trying it!
Posted on 2012-12-27 14:45:47
Name:Christina
Subject:Millet in a Rice Cooker?
Hi, can I cook the Millet in my Rice Cooker? Trying to find a quick and easy method.
Posted on 2014-02-07 15:00:31
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Subject:RE: Millet in a Rice Cooker?
Hi Christina, thanks for your question. This same recipe will work fine in a rice cooker. Add 2 cups water to 1 cup millet. You might add a bit more (~1/4 cup) water. Keep opening the lid to check on the millet as a rice cooker tends not to time the cooking right and the bottom can burn. Just check the millet for when it has absorbed the water and reached a soft/fluffy consistency. Then unplug your cooker instead of using the "warm" setting. Hope that helps.
Posted on 2014-02-08 02:37:47

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Name:Maxine
Location:Tucson, Arizona
Subject:How to cook millet
Is millet a side dish or like a cereal for breakfast? What would you put on it? Sugar, cream, honey? I have never cooked this before and my husband just came home from Sprouts and wants me to prepare a dish. Help! Thank you.
Posted on 2011-06-25 16:53:09
Name:HealthAliciousNess
Subject:RE: How to cook millet
Hi Maxine, thanks for your question. Millet can be a cereal for breakfast but would really work best as a side dish. Do not add sugar, cream, or honey, millet has a nutty flavor and is a good base to be eaten with stews or sauteed dishes. You can treat it like brown rice.
Posted on 2011-06-25 20:10:32
Name:Vicky Ann
Location:Michigan
Subject:Toasting grains
Do you know if it changes the nutritional value of grains to toast them before cooking? The flavor of grains is so wonderful when they are toasted.
Posted on 2011-07-31 07:24:36
Name:Egon
Location:Sydney
Subject:Millet
Hey. When I was younger I remember my mom cooking me millet all the time for breakfast and I remember she used milk when cooking it. So it came out more creamy and had to stir all the time. And when it was done then put some butter or jam or both and it was really filling and good breaky. Just gonna try to cook it first time for myself.
Posted on 2011-08-10 14:02:12
Name:Tanya
Location:Southern California
Subject:Millet Recipe
There was an amazing restaurant in NYC 20 years ago called Living Springs and I took a class once where they served something called "Millet Crumble." I've been making it ever since. I found a variation online called "Pineapple Millet Crumble." Basically, you cook the millet, blend it with pineapple juice and it will turn into a cream. You layer a casserole dish with vanilla granola, millet mixture, banana slices. Seriously awesome. Great for breakfast if you make it the night before.
Posted on 2011-09-04 05:05:02
Name:Carole
Location:California
Subject:Millet Recipe
Hello Maxine (and any interested others) Our local food coop has a recipe which we have enjoyed: After cooking the millet, top with slices of pear and grated fresh ginger. We add some honey/sugar/xylotol and milk/rice milk/soy milk. It is quite good!
Posted on 2011-10-29 12:12:02
Name:Kelly
Location:San Diego
Subject:Cooking Millet
I purchased millet in bulk from Sprouts, and boiled 1/2 cup millet with one cup water. The millet is still crunchy? Should I have soaked it before boiling? I added pear, some coconut milk, and cinnamon after it was "cooked" - flavor is good, but i'm pretty sure it's supposed to be creamy, like buckwheat, or oatmeal, yes?
Posted on 2012-07-16 15:43:20
Name:HealthAliciousNess
Subject:RE: Cooking Millet
Hi Kelly, thanks for your question. If you want the millet to be more creamy then add more water. Try adding 1.5 cups of water to 1/2 a cup millet for a more creamy result. One comment made here also suggests to keep stirring the millet as it cooks. Hope that helps.
Posted on 2012-07-16 22:01:51
Name:Chris
Location:San Francisco
Subject:Millet
Thanks for the instructions. I bought some millet last year and haven't cooked it yet, and there were no instructions on the package. Anyway---it appears that you cook it pretty much the same way as you cook quinoa. I look forward to trying it!
Posted on 2012-12-27 14:45:47
Name:Christina
Subject:Millet in a Rice Cooker?
Hi, can I cook the Millet in my Rice Cooker? Trying to find a quick and easy method.
Posted on 2014-02-07 15:00:31
Name:
Subject:RE: Millet in a Rice Cooker?
Hi Christina, thanks for your question. This same recipe will work fine in a rice cooker. Add 2 cups water to 1 cup millet. You might add a bit more (~1/4 cup) water. Keep opening the lid to check on the millet as a rice cooker tends not to time the cooking right and the bottom can burn. Just check the millet for when it has absorbed the water and reached a soft/fluffy consistency. Then unplug your cooker instead of using the "warm" setting. Hope that helps.
Posted on 2014-02-08 02:37:47

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