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How to Cook Perfect Millet

Millet – the Alkalizing Grain!

Some people think it is a little tasteless but it doesn’t have to be!

What learned in my hippie day was to lightly toast it before cooking. This gives it a richer nutty flavour. Millet has thus become a favourite grain of mine!


1 cup millet
2 1/2 cups water
1/2 tsp  Himalayan salt



Cooked Millet

  1. Add millet to a pot with a tight-fitting lid.
  2. Dry sauté on medium heat till golden brown, stirring constantly. NOTE:  If you hear a POPPING noise, your heat is too high.
  3. Add water and sea salt.
  4. Cover with lid, bring to a boil and simmer for 25 to 35 minutes, till all the water is absorbed (millet should be dry).
  5. OR this only works on an electric stove. Cover with lid, bring to a boil and simmer for a few minutes, then turn off the heat.
  6. Leave on an electric stove burner that you have been cooking on with lid on (do not peek) Leave for 30 minutes; all the water will be absorbed (millet should be dry).
  7. Eat.Read all the health benefits of this gluten-free, alkalizing grain

Enjoy other recipes:

stevia sweetener

Millet Pudding

Millet Pudding tasty and healthy!

Millet and  Buckwheat With Sunflower Seeds the buckwheat gives the mild millet an extra zing!

Millet Porridge – Vegan & Gluten Free easy to make and yummy.

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By | 2017-10-29T15:41:37+00:00 May 20th, 2012|Gluten Free, Grains, Recipes|6 Comments

About the Author:

I am the Founder and Author at Real Food For Life. Have been teaching cooking classes worldwide since 1982. Create original, healthy recipes and menus, which are gluten free and white sugar free. Also, the author of the GREEN means LEAN and Balance Your Body e-books. I turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar free, gluten free eating and cooking.


  1. Mariam November 14, 2012 at 6:25 am

    Great video! Couple of questions:

    should you wash the millet first?

    Also, I’m confused because in your video you said it took 10 mins to cook (5min to boil then 5min after that) but in your written description, you say to simmer it for 25-35min?! That’s a big difference!!

    Please help! I really want to introduce millet to my diet, but am struggling to make it taste good!!!


  2. Fatima Bida January 22, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Millet pap as been my favourite breskfast with beans cake.learning ds, wow I think I just need to keep it up. Thanks mean!

  3. Jennifer Allison August 26, 2014 at 3:26 am


    I tried to play this video of you cooking millet, there was a music intro and then no sound at all

    I’ve always found millet tasteless so would like to hear about your recipe

    another great grain that is tasty is quinoa

  4. Kathryn McMorrow July 3, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    I thoroughly toast the yellow pearl millet in a heavy cast iron pot which does this well as it holds heat great on a moderately low heat setting. When the aroma is warm and rich like a cake baking, and the grains are visibly toasted, some even darkish, I add 2 1/2 cups boiling wat
    er per cup millet to the kettle. This significantly speeds a tender, fluffy outcome. Nevertheless, I let it simmer slow and long to achieve the a very soft, light, yet crumby consistency. I love it with just a little sea salt sprinkled in after cooking, with organic molasses it is a powerhouse of important minerals that leaves me so happily satified. It reheats great in a double boiler, without burning, delivering the same satisfaction as a freshly cooked batch. Millet is extremely versatile and not bitter unless improperly stored and poorly prepared!

  5. Sudhir May 6, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Thanks for the great info. Millets seem to have a lot of benefits in improving ones health. Your site has a very good info on preparing this. Can you suggest where can we buy this in USA.

  6. Mona Munyikwa August 19, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    Thanks so much especially for the dessert or pudding recipes

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