Millet Porridge

millet

The most widely available form of millet found in stores is the hulled variety, although traditional couscous made from cracked millet can also be found. Millet can now be easily sourced from your local Coles supermarket or health food store. The protein structure of millet is quite similar to wheat, however millet is actually gluten free.

Method
Before cooking millet rinse it under running water. After rinsing, add one part millet to two and a half parts boiling water (i.e. 1/2 cup of millet to 1 1/4 cups water). Add desired quantity of millet and water to a pot along with some grated apple or pear. Bring to the  boil, then turn down the heat, cover and simmer until the water has been taken up by the millet (approx. 20min). The cooked millet should be quite fluffy in texture. Serve with some blueberries, raspberries or strawberries, and some ground seeds or nuts.