- What is Millet?
A staple for thousands of years, the versatile grain millet can be made creamy like porridge or fluffy like rice. Commonly thought of as a bird seed, this gluten free cereal grain may be small in size but it definitely packs the good stuff!
- Why should I use Millet?
In recent years millet has been driven into the spotlight due to being naturally gluten free and being one of the few highly alkalising grains. Millet contains an array of minerals, in particular magnesium, and also has pre biotic properties. It is an easy, mildly nutty tasting addition to many dishes.
- How can I use Millet?
Hulled Millet Grain can be enjoyed and used instead of rice, potatoes or many other grains. Try adding millet to soups or stews, prepare as a breakfast porridge or mix it through salads.
To prepare: Rinse 1 cup of hulled millet and remove any stones or unhulled pieces. It is recommended to soak your millet for 8-24 hours prior to preparing it. Rinse again after soaking, then place in a saucepan with 2-2.5 cups of water, depending on how soft you want the grain once cooked. Bring to the boil, cover and let simmer for about 25 minutes. Once all the water has evaporated, the millet is ready.
Millet Flour has a subtle sweet flavour and is commonly used in combination with other flours in baking. It is best used in flat bread, muffins and cookies. Substitute 1/4 of millet flour for an equal amount of wheat flour in your recipe.
Puffed Millet is a nutritious, gluten free, light breakfast cereal that can also be used as simple addition to snack recipes such as granola bars, smoothies and crackers.
TRY THESE MILLET RECIPES:
- Polenta of Millet & Amaranth with Pumpkin Sage Garlic
- Millet and Spiced Vegetable Pilaf
- Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Puffed Millet Bars
- Mixed Berry and Millet Muffins
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