Ola Rokita

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Millet Grouts – Super Food

Ola Rokita25 February 2019Comments (0)

I am a huge fan of Millet Grouts. Millet Grouts along with Buckwheat, Barley, and Cream of Wheat are an essential part of Polish diet. Most Polish people like to refer to these grains as “kasza” or “kasha”.

The reason I love kasha in general is because of the amazing health benefits it offers. Yet, most kasha is inexpensive, easy to prepare, and there are many fun ways to add it to your meals.

But, in many ways Millet is my favorite type of kasha. Aside from the fact that it’s naturally gluten free. Millet is also very rich in iron, calcium, vitamin B-6, magnesium, potassium, fibre, and protein. It’s considered so healthy, that when I got sick as a child, my grandmother would prepare for me a bowl of warm Millet Grouts, topped with a bit of honey or with a few teaspoons of elderberry sauce. This was a sure cure for colds, and it soothed my tummy.

In addition to all the vitamins, Millet has beauty benefits too! Because this grain contains high levels of silica and vitamin E, it’s very beneficial for hair, nails, and skin.

Millet is an ancient grain, and it’s still very popular in the middle east and India. Unfortunately in the United States it’s main use is for bird seed. Although, recently I’ve seen a few health and organic food stores sell it for human consumption as well. Hopefully with time, this super-nutritious food becomes more popular in the U.S. as more and more Americans look for alternative ways to enrich their diets and work on improving their health.

Preparing Millet Grouts is simple. You just need water, a pinch of salt, and a table spoon of olive oil. For now, I’ll share with you my basic way of cooking Millet Grouts. And over time, I’ll feature some more elaborate recipes here that you can experiment with to help you add this grain into your diet.

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Cooking Millet Grouts

Ingredients

  • 200 grams Millet Grouts (about a cup)
  • 2.5 cups water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Pour Millet Grouts into a medium sauce pan.

  2. Under cold water, while using your hand, wash the grouts 2-3 times to get rid of the bitter taste.

  3. Add about two and a half cups of clean cool water to the washed grouts and place it over medium heat.  

  4. Add salt and olive oil, and gently stir it once.

  5. Once the water comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low. Cover the sauce pan and let it boil for another 10-15 minutes.

  6. Turn off the heat, and let the Millet Grouts rest for about 10 minutes.

  7. Add 4-6 tablespoons of cooked Millet Grouts to your salad or favorite vegetables. Enjoy!

Millet Grouts Base Salad

 

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