Millet Hulled is a general wheat alternative in gluten free diet and a great source of fibre and nutrients.
The sacred grain of China, millet groats are popular wheat alternatives. Also, the Bible mentions the use of millet for bread recipe – although, it doesn’t say anything about its high fibre content or its gluten free groats. Millet hulled has been used in any kind of recipes since.
How can we use millet?
Millet is so much more than a porridge alternative. Traditionally, it was even a primary ingredient of fermented alcoholic beverages. But we don’t want you to start a moonshiner just yet 🙂 Instead, let us give you few more ideas what you can do with millet hulled groats.
We can learn from the Asian culture, where millet groats are used for traditional flatbreads, like Roti. Americans use millet hulled as a rice alternative, a side dish for any main course.
What is millet?
Millet groats can be hulled or pearled, i.e., unhulled. We use millet hulled in recipes majority of the time since its shell is relatively hard and indigestible. Hulled millet seeds have a lovely yellow colour with a black dot.
Millet nutrition is close to buckwheat; it contains a high level of manganese, phosphorous, copper and magnesium. Millet is also alkaline which helps our digestion significantly. Read more about alkaline products here. You can read more about millet benefits here.
How to prepare millet hulled as a rice alternative?
The method is really similar to what you would do with rice. Before placing millet into hot water, rinse it well under running water. Use 1 part millet hulled and 2.5 part boiling water. After boiling the millet and water for a minute, decrease the heat and let it simmer for 25 minutes under a cover. This will give you a fluffy millet gluten free rice alternative.
Nutrition details of Szaffi Free Millet Hulled Groats in 100g:
Energy: 1664 kJ (394 kcal)
Protein: 11 g
Carbohydrates: 72.9 g of which sugar is 6 g
Fat: 4.6 g of which saturated fat is 1 g
Fibre: 8.5 g
Salt: 0 g
Ingredients: gluten-free hulled millet