Most people are unfamiliar with this amazing “grain”. Millet has been used for years in places like China, India, Egypt and Greece as a grain or cereal. It is actually a seed though, but has a grain-like consistency. Millet is highly nutritive and contains impressive amounts of calcium, magnesium, manganese, fiber, B-vitamins, phosphorus, and cancer fighting antioxidants!
Millet is naturally gluten free and safe for Candida. It also acts as a pre-biotic, which means it feeds the GOOD bacteria (yay!).
Millet is alkaline, and contains seratonin, which is the “feel good” hormone. So, it truly is beneficial and useful for our bodies and our minds. 🙂
A couple nights ago, I made my first millet dish which started out as one recipe (millet cakes) and ended up turning into this savory, delicious and hearty dish that reminded me of fried rice (but SO much better!!).
Start by rinsing the millet thoroughly (you always want to rinse your grains well). If you want to soak your millet overnight, this helps with digestion as well as speeds up the cooking time. If not, no worries! Just skip that step and add 1 cup millet to 3 cups water. Then cook for about 30 min. You will know it’s done when all the water is absorbed and the millet is fluffy.
Simple Millet “Fried Rice”
Add to a bowl, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp dill, 1/4 cup fresh parsley, 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds and 1/2 cup pre-cooked quinoa.
Cook down some shredded carrots (about 1 cup), onions (about 1/2 an onion chopped) and some garlic in oil.
Last, add all the ingredients together and stir fry them until you get something like this:
There are so many other things you can do with millet as it is extremely versatile. You can try making tabbouleh, grind it into flour for baking or eat it as a breakfast cereal.
Enjoy using millet! I think you will be pleasantly surprised at just how delicious it is!
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