Xiao Mi Zhou (Millet Porridge)

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by BrotherAdso

Millet porridge, of the most common breakfast foods in China, is simple, slightly sweet and nutty-tasting. It's also nourishing, hydrating, and extremely healthy. It’s not as exciting as Hei Mi Zhou, the many-ingredients mixed black rice porridge, but it’s quickly become a staple even here in the states for me.

Top Review by Sydney Mike

You surprised me with this one ~ It's so simple, really: Just 2 ingredients, but when you toast the millet & then serve it with a bit of honey, THAT'S WONDERFUL, & we really enjoyed it! Did this up for two breakfasts in a row, serving one with a light, mild honey & the next one with a much darker, intense one & enjoyed them both ways! A great breakfast keeper! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Healthy Choices ABC Tag]

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 34 cups water
  • 12 cup dry millet


  1. Toast millet in bottom of pan or in skillet over medium-high heat for 5 – 8 minutes, until some aroma begins to waft.
  2. In the meantime, bring water to a boil. How much you use depends on how thick you want your porridge.
  3. Add millet to boiling water and boil over medium-high to low heat for 15 – 25 minutes, until done. It will not absorb all the water, but some color and starch will be released to let you know as cooking finishes.
  4. Eat warm, adding sugar or honey to taste.

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