{meatless mondays : my first millet experience}

7 Apr

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i’ve been wanting to try to play with millet for a while now.  i have had a package of it on the shelves for a good bit now and i thought it was high time to give it a whirl.

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i like to store things in glass jars… packaging just annoys me! 😛

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millet is a tiny grain that reminds me of something from my youth… when cooked, it is almost like a pilaf. i read online that it also can turn into more of a mashed-potato like consistency, if cooked the right way.

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by the way, i’m in love with this wonderful hand-me-down my aunt sent me last year from my grandmom’s kitchen collection. ❤

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we all know i like to “wing it” but sometimes it’s important to measure… just like life, i suppose 😉

directions :

for this dish i just cooked the millet on medium heat using a ratio of 1:1.5. i left it alone, and it fluffed up into a nice rice-like pilaf type consistency.  then, i just mixed in a tomato-based sauce i had prepared and frozen a little while back.  a simple mixture of onions, garlic, mushrooms, tomatoes, and spinach sauteed in a little EVOO, and then shake in some S&P.  

millet is mild in flavour, so it kind of just takes on the characteristics of your dish…

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and anything goes well with a red sauce, really…

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and, of course, freshly-grated parmigiano reggiano.

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6 Responses to “{meatless mondays : my first millet experience}”

  1. anthony0358 April 7, 2014 at 6:21 am #

    oh wow, I had never tried this , let me check into this more closely

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  2. Ajualuv April 7, 2014 at 5:22 pm #

    Looks amazing as always.Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Patty Nguyen April 7, 2014 at 5:31 pm #

    Glass jars are just prettier! Your millet looks great, Audrey!

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  4. kylabatesacupuncture April 8, 2014 at 8:39 pm #

    I love millet! 🙂 It’s great for breakfast too, I’ll share a recipe I made up.

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    • cooking with audrey April 9, 2014 at 5:39 am #

      please do! i saw something online for breakfast polenta which i thought was interesting. then someone told me that millet is supposedly really good for your hair and nails?! so i wanna start eating more of it!! 😉

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