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How to cook millet the best way.

Learn how to cook millet the best way in just 20 mins. Millet is good for you & is gluten-free offering you a number of health benefits. Millet recipes are easy to make and you can use millet to make a lot of recipes from breakfast to dinner, cakes & cookies, etc..
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: How to
Cuisine: anti-inflammatory, clean eating, gluten-free, plantbased, Vegan
Keyword: how to cook millet, millet benefits, millet recipe, millet recipes
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Githu

Equipment

  • A saucepan with a lid
  • a cup to measure
  • water boiler or an extra saucepan

Ingredients

  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup pearl millet
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp Cold pressed olive / coconut oil

Instructions

  • Put 2 cups of water to boil in your boiler if not in a separate saucepan
  • Bring another saucepan, (I suggest a deep-based saucepan) on medium heat and add the dry millet. 
  • Let the millet toast as you keep on stirring now and then
  • Once the millet has toasted well, about 5-7 mins, lower the heat, add ginger and salt and stir together.
  • Slowly pour the boiling water and keep on stirring.
  • CAUTION! IF YOUR SAUCEPAN IS TOO HOT AND NOT DEEP YOU MIGHT SCALD YOURSELF...  WAIT FOR THE PAN TO COOL FOR A MINUTE THEN POUR WATER
  • Increase the heat to let the boiling start, let the millet boil for about 5 mins then lower the heat and cover to simmer.
  • Just before the water is completely absorbed, (like in the image) add your oil and stir gently
  • Check on your fluffy millet, once you can't see any more water, cut off the heat, cover and let the millet finish cooking from the heat.
  • Voilà, your ginger-spiced fluffy pearl millet is ready
  • Enjoy millet breakfast by adding some milk, or make millet dinner with some veggies or compose millet salads
  • I am grateful that you shared and pinned this millet recipe. kissing you a beautiful day.

Notes

What to do with millet leftover?
  • Millet becomes dry once it's cold. use a fork or your hands to separate the millet. Then store it for future use.
  • You can store cooked millet in your fridge up to 5 days. 
  • To use this millet, just add some liquid to reheat it.