Millet Porridge

"Looking to add other grains to your diet? Try millet as a hot breakfast cereal. Note: I adopted this as an "authorless" recipe, as it was one I had tried and liked. I have changed the recipe from the original description that it made 2 servings; as I and both other reviewers at this time found that it really makes 1 serving. It can, however, be doubled very easily. I cook mine in my rice cooker which I recommend as a very easy way to make this. "
 
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Ready In:
30mins
Ingredients:
8
Serves:
1
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ingredients

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directions

  • In a small saucepan, combine millet, water, milk, cinnamon, vanilla, salt and raisins.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 25 minutes without stirring.
  • If the liquid is not completely absorbed, cook for 3-5 minutes longer, partially covered.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Drizzle with maple syrup or honey.
  • Serve.

Questions & Replies

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  1. John G.
    How to stop millet from sticking or bottom burning?
     
  2. Jim E.
    How do you cook with a rices cooker? Do you use the rice sett or manually set cook time? Thanks.
     
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Reviews

  1. StrawberrysCream
    As a gluten intolerant who used to love oatmeal, this is one of my favourite recipes and I am remiss in not reviewing it earlier. I usually double it so I don't need to make from scratch everyday and reheat in the micro. I also add extra dried fruit such as Goji and blue berries and sometimes also add fresh fruit at the end such as banana. I have made this in my rice cooker without fuss for years, but am now experimenting with a saucepan to avoid replacing the deceased rice cooker and I find it needs a lot more attention paid when cooking on the stove. Adding a tablespoon of coconut oil helps me get my daily quota in, and stops the porridge from sticking to the saucepan so easily. I also find the millet cooks to a nicer consistency if I put the ingredients together the night before and let the grain soak before turning the heat on in the morning while I am getting ready for work. Thanks very much for sharing this recipe Jenny.
     
  2. woodland hues
    Excellent instructions. This cooks up so nicely and cooking time is spot on 25 minutes. A keeper for anyone who loves hot cooked cereal. (It was easy eating both servings myself!) Used soy beverage and maple syrup. Cornelia, thank you!!
     
  3. Yogi8
    Very nice and creamy hot cereal. Way too easy to eat! I practically ate both servings myself. I substituted water for the milk (didn't have any) and omitted the raisins and put in a little coconut instead. When cooked I added a bit of stevia to sweeten it up and then just a drizzle of maple syrup. Thanks for a delicious way to eat millet, Cornelia! I'll be making this often.
     
  4. havent the slightest
    Very nice recipe. It smelled great while cooking and tasted delicious. I doubled the amount of raisins and cinnamon, but otherwise followed the directions exactly. Thanks a lot for this excellent breakfast idea, I will definitely make it again!
     
  5. Yankiwi
    I was glad to find this recipe because my DH can't eat gluten and we used to have oat porridge twice a week. Doubling the recipe, I mixed up all the dry ingredients including a half cup of skim milk powder and a tablespoon of brown sugar then added two and a half cups of boiling water and the vanilla. Then I put it in the microwave, uncovered, for six minutes, took it out and let stand until cool. The next morning it only takes a few minutes in the microwave to heat up. I prefer this method because it is quick. We're glad to have our porridge again.
     
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Tweaks

  1. Veggies4me
    Only used 1/8 tsp of cinnamon and left out raisins.
     
  2. PennyG
    Wow this is so good! I have never made millet before and I was looking for something new for breakfast. Love the that you can make this in rice cooker and its delicious. Prefect, I made exactly as written but added frozen blueberries instead of raisin, personal preference. Thanks for sharing, this will now be a regular in my house.
     
  3. Yogi8
    Very nice and creamy hot cereal. Way too easy to eat! I practically ate both servings myself. I substituted water for the milk (didn't have any) and omitted the raisins and put in a little coconut instead. When cooked I added a bit of stevia to sweeten it up and then just a drizzle of maple syrup. Thanks for a delicious way to eat millet, Cornelia! I'll be making this often.
     

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