Millet | Simple & healty recipes of millet delights

Millet | Simple & healty recipes of millet delights

Many gourmets consider millet as the queen of all groats. What does determine this? For sure those are the following things: the wealth of its nutrients and its alkalizing properties on the body, as well as numerous receipts allowing to cook millet in various ways – it can be sweet or spicy and you can even make a delicious cake of it. It is also worth to know that this is one of the oldest known to mankind groats – millet is used from the early Neolithic period. So why does it show so rarely on our tables?

Millet health properties

The list of nutrients found in the millet is really impressive – we will find among others proteins, sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, copper, magnesium, thiamine and riboflavin (vitamin B1 and B2), niacin (vitamin PP), lecithin. Mineral ingredients is not everything that millet has to offer – equally important is the basis property of the porridge, which allows the body to restore proper pH level. It is a very important property, because our diet is normally based on the acidifying our bodies products, which has a significant impact on the health. That is why when you catch cold, a diet rich in millet is especially recommended, as this component has warming properties and is considered a natural antibiotic.

 How to cook millet?

Unfortunately, not everyone likes the taste and smell of millet and this is probably the result of tasting millet cooked in a wrong way. Millet is not enough to cook, you need to be wash it several times with cold water and then pour with boiling water. Such a method of preparing millet makes a bitter taste disappear. The porridge should be cooked keeping proportion 1:2.5 (one cup of porridge and two and a half cup of water) for about 15 minutes. After absorbing whole water you can leave it covered for about 20 minutes.

Delicious millet pancakes

 

Ingredients for 4 servings:

 

  • 3/4 cup of millet
  • 3 tablespoons of the chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon of the sesame seeds
  • a half tablespoons of the flour
  • 1 tablespoon of the olive oil
  • 1 small onion bulb
  • 1 egg
  •  salt, pepper, a pinch of turmeric as you prefer

This recipe is very simple. At the beginning you need to cook the millet, which then should be leaved for 20 minutes to rest. Finely fry chopped onion with the olive oil and add it to the porridge together with the flour, sesame seeds and egg. After that start to prepare the delicious pancakes :)

The nutritional value and energy for 1 serving:

Energy Proteins Fats Carbohydrates Fiber
181,7 kcal 6,2g 6,2g 26,6g 1,7g

 

 

Millet baked with juicy apples

 

Ingredients for 5 servings:

 

  • 3/4 cup of millet
  • 3 apples
  • 1 tablespoon of the grated coconut, flaked almonds and raisins
  • a half teaspoon of the cinnamon
  • a half of the vanilla pod
  • a half tablespoons of the cane sugar
  • a half cup of the milk
  • 1 small egg
  • 1 tablespoon of the butter

 

The millet should be washed in cold and than in hot water, after that cook the millet in the boiled water with milk, raisins and vanilla. Mix knitted apples with the yolk and cinnamon. Whip the glair and add to the cooled porridge add apples on the top of the cake. Grated coconut and flaked almonds should be fried in the pan, at the end add butter and cane sugar, add this mix to apples. Bake at 200° C for about 20 minutes.

The nutritional value and energy for 1 serving:

Energy Proteins Fats Carbohydrates Fiber
219 kcal 5,9g 6,3g 38,4g 4g

 

 

Cake with the apple jam

 

Ingredients for 10 servings:

 

  • 200 grams of the millet
  • 1/3 cup of the oatmeal
  • 4 tablespoons of honey or dried liquorice root
  • 100 g of dried fruits – raisins, almonds, prunes and apricots
  • 1 egg
  • 2 and a half cup of water
  • 3 sweet apples
  • pinch of cinnamon & orange peel

 

Boil the millet, after is it ready add to the cooled porridge the whole mix. Bake for 30-40 minutes  at 180° C. In anticipation of the cake you can prepare a jam – cook peeled and sliced ​​apples with cinnamon and orange peel. Serve the cooled cake with the apple jam.

 

Wartość odżywcza i energetyczna 1 porcji:

Energy Proteins Fats Carbohydrates Fiber
155,3 kcal 3,7g 2,7g 30,2g 2g

 

 Those delicious and healthy receipts with millet were prepared thanks to  Wygodnadieta.pl







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