Millet, which for millennia was treasured as a prized crop by our ancestors, is so misunderstood today. Most people will smile and say ‘bird food’ at the mere mention of the word!
And even though they are not that far off, in that it is actually a seed and not a grain, millet is a food that is so highly packed with nutrients, it really should, once again, be a staple in every healthy diet.
The Value of Millet
Haven’t you rushed out to your local grocery store yet?
Well, there’s more!
Millet is also high in the following nutrients:
- B Vitamins
How to Prepare Millet
Some people including myself, think that all grains (or as in this case seeds!) should be sprouted before cooking. This isn’t always practical though, so a good overnight soak will do if you haven’t started sprouting.
Rinse well first, and then leave to soak overnight or at least for four hours. Once soaked, very simply just cook like rice - one cup millet to two cups water – however a good tip that I’ve tried, is to pop in a knob of butter with the water before cooking, this stops the grains sticking together.
If you have decided not to soak your millet, you will need three cups of water. Once it has turned opaque, you know that it is done.