Here's a simple guide on how to cook millet, a wonderful and gluten free grain. Are you wondering what is millet or about millet nutrition? Though still relatively unknown to most in the west, it's a delicious and highly nutritious grain that's well worth discovering.
For a side dish for four people, use the following quantities:
225g/1¼ cup/8oz of millet
600mls/2½ cups/1 pint of water
Pinch of salt
1. Toast the grains by placing them in a large dry pot and stir over a medium heat for 3 or 4 minutes. The grains will start to lightly brown and emit a pleasant roasted aroma. Don't toast for too long or you will find that the grains get a little tough and will actually take longer to cook. Three minutes should be enough.
2. Now add the water, bring to the boil, cover and turn the heat down low. Cook gently without stirring for 15 to 20 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed. Do try to resist stirring during the cooking as this will break up the grains, resulting in a mushy texture.
3. Remove from the heat and fluff up the millet with a fork. Serve as a substitute for rice or try some of these yummy millet recipes.