Millet With Spinach and Pine Nuts

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 50 mins

To toast pine nuts, shake them in a small skillet over medium-high heat until fragrant and starting to brown. (Beware: They burn quickly.)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup millet
  • 13 cup coarsely chopped dried apricot
  • 1 liter vegetable stock
  • 12 lemon, juice of
  • salt & pepper
  • 12 lb baby spinach leaves
  • 14 cup pine nuts, toasted


  1. Put millet, apricots and stock in large pan.
  2. Bring to boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring frequently, until stock is absorbed and millet is tender, about 45 minutes.
  3. Stir in lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  4. Top with spinach, cover and reduce heat to low until spinach wilts, about 5 minutes.
  5. Gently stir to blend millet and spinach.
  6. Place in serving bowl.
  7. Top with pine nuts.


Most Helpful

I dunno. I almost didn't like this, but then after it sat in the fridge all night it got a bit better. Was better with a bit of salt too. I dunno. Really, this just didn't work for me. Wasn't so flavorful...or the flavors didn't work together...or something.

Food Snob in Israel February 11, 2008

I pulled millet at 35 minutes, but it still came out a little mushier than I like it. However, the combo of millet and green leafy vegetables was definitely a winner. I think I'll try something similar in the future, but maybe skip the apricots and try some grated parmesan cheese. Thanks for the recipe!

Podkayne May 25, 2007

This was a delicious dish and I can't wait to make it again. Spinach tastes great with pine nuts, and the millet and apricots add substinance to the dish. It was very easy to make. I used chicken broth and it turned out wonderful.

Valeria February 01, 2006

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