Many of my readers have asked how to cook millet. I’ll answer the question for them and give some tips on cooking millet with your crock pot. First, you need to know that millet is similar to speak, but it has a stronger grain. It’s used more often as a breakfast seed. It’s not a hard seed to grow, so you can easily grow it in your garden. I’ll explain how to cook millet in this article.
Rinsing – Make sure to rinse your grains before cooking millet. Rinsing is important because it removes any grit or dust that may be on the grains. You will also want to clean off any red or orange colors from the husks when you rinse them. Rinsing can be done in a dish detergent. Make sure to use the gentle cycle on your washing machine.
Drying – Once the rinsing is complete, you will want to dry out the grains. Drying is very easy, even if you’re using a dehydrator. Simply place your grains in the dehydrator at pre-determined drying time intervals. The drying time will depend on the moisture content of the millet itself.
Cooking – Once the grains are dry and you’ve ensured they’re usable, you’re ready for cooking! Obviously, there are two ways you can do this: wet or dry. Wet methods of cooking millet involve soaking the millet in water or another liquid first. The water is brought to the boiling point, then the millet is placed in the water. This cooking method is excellent for the nutty flavor of the millet.
How to cook millet with a crock pot? First, start by rinsing the grains. Add one cup of water per cup of dry cereal or split grains. If using dry grains, add one tablespoon of brown sugar to the water. Stir to mix. Then, bring the crock pot’s temperature down to about low heat and cook the crockpot for approximately twenty minutes on each side or until the grain becomes light and fluffy.
How to cook millet with a rice cooker? The same principles of simmering the grain with water and stirring constantly apply. However, since you’ll be using a rice cooker to cook the millet instead of a stovetop, you can shorten the cooking time by setting the crockpot to a warm medium heat and turning it on low.
How to rinse millet? After you’ve finished boiling the grains, drain them and rinse them in warm water. For the remaining solids, like the husks and the stalks, you can use a strainer to extract them. Again, heat the water to a boil and drain it. In a large pot, bring it to a gentle boil again, and gently strain the mixture, discarding any bones and greens.
How to cook millet with a rice cooker? You should do it the same way you would if you were cooking rice. Start by draining the mixture, making sure it’s not too hot, and then bring it to a gentle boil to remove any loose particles and then add it to your prepared rice.
How to cook millet with a rice cooker? It’s pretty easy; this grain is a fine substitute for real cereal. To make a porridge consistency porridge, you only need two cups of dry millet and one cup of water. Bring the two cups of water to a gentle boil, add the dry millet, and cover it. Allow it to steep for about five minutes, then turn off the stovetop and gently mix the porridge into your bowl of water.
How to cook millet with a pressure cooker? Pressure cooking millet works just as well, but you’ll have to soak it longer. Soak about three cups of millet in two cups of water with a little at a time. Bring it to a gentle boil, and then rinse it out under cold water.
How to cook millet with a blender? This is a simple vegan recipe that calls for a simple vegan blender. You’ll need a good quality blender (that will liquefy food very quickly) and a tablespoon or so of millet or red millet flavor (or a combination of flavors). Blend the millet or red millet mixture until it’s a smooth consistency. Then you just puree the food in your blender until it has a little bit of texture.
How to cook millet with a cup hulled millet? If you have a pressure cooker and a strainer, this is the easiest way to cook a bowl of nutritious grain. Simply place a cup of water into your pressure cooker and add about two cups of hulled millet or red millet, and then put the strainer over top and add about a half a cup of salt. Bring it to a gentle boil and then strain into cups, add one tablespoon of salt for every four cups of cooked food or, if using a pressure cooker, half a cup of salt for every six cups of water cooked in the cooker.