Coconut Millet

4
Total Time
45 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
35 min
Serves
8
Difficulty
Easy
Millet is prepared just like rice and has a slightly nutty flavor when toasted. Serve with Thai chicken curry for a wonderful meal.

Ingredients

water

1¾ cup(s)

light unsweetened coconut milk

¾ cup(s)

vegetable oil

2 tsp

uncooked millet

1 cup(s)

sea salt

1 tsp

basil

cup(s), fresh, cut into ribbons

shredded coconut meat

cup(s), unsweetened, toasted

fresh lime(s)

1 medium, sliced into 8 pieces

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine water and coconut milk; bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. In a heavy saucepan, warm oil over medium heat. Add millet; toast until fragrant, moving millet around pan with a wooden spoon, about 3 minutes. Stir in boiling coconut milk mixture and salt; cover, reduce heat to low and cook until millet just begins to stick to bottom of pan and liquid is absorbed, about 25 to 30 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat; fluff millet with a fork. Add basil and toasted coconut; fluff again with a fork. Cover pan and let stand for 5 minutes. Serve millet with lime slices and a sprinkle of sea salt, if desired. Yields about 1/2 cup per serving.

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