How to Cook Millet?

alternative to rice or pasta
Alternative to rice or pasta
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1 ½ cups Millet
3 cups Water
Kosher Salt to taste

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How to Cook Millet?


I often saw millet on the shelves in my local grocery store but a little voice in my head would always ask How to cook millet? It was a friend of mine who showed me what to do and I have only cooked millet using this method since then.

The secret to this recipe is to toast the millet in a pan before adding water and bringing it to a boil. The second secret is salt. Don’t be afraid to season the cooked millet with as much salt as you like. Before serving drizzle with olive oil or melted butter and sprinkle in some of your favorite herbs or spices.

To make my Millet, you will need the following ingredients:

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Toast millet


Place 1 ½ cups of millet into a large dry frying pan or heavy bottomed pot. Toast over medium heat for 2 - 3 minutes, stirring frequently.


Bring to a boil


Pour 3 cups of water into the pan and season with a few pinches of kosher salt. Bring the water to a boil.


Reduce heat and simmer


Reduce the heat to very low. Place a lid on the pan and simmer for about 17 minutes.




When all the water has been absorbed, fluff the millet with a fork.


Adjust seasoning


Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.



Add a drizzle of olive oil or melted butter or sprinkle in your favorite herbs or spices. Serve alongside your favorite dish.

You no longer need to ask yourself How to cook millet now that you have this recipe. Serve it as a tasty alternative to rice or pasta. Try it out soon and remember to tag #cookmerecipes in your posts!

Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

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Total Reviews: 12

Tasty and simple! Love this and the millet with egg and spinach, very filling.

Nahla Mastropolo

I love how I can have anything with millet, this is the perfect side dish, there is so much you can do with it.

Whitney Oalmann

Super affordable dish and very easy to make, takes little to no time at all, would recommend.

Abbey Disalvo

I like it but it's missing stuff in my opinion, anyone have ideas what to mix with this?

Marcella Groetsch

I cooked some and then had the leftovers cold the next day and it was still good.

Rita Rockower

My kids actually eat this, it doesn't have a weird taste to them and they can eat it with anything, amazing idea for a breakfast or small lunch.

Kaitlynn Hunnings

Love millet so much now that I've tried it, going to be making it a lot more often.

Jazlynn Mhoon

Made this to take to work and now it's the only thing i take for lunch.

Andie Sturza

Great recipe, thanks. Helpful steps.

Maryjane Jedziniak

I have this everyday for breakfast with somethinig on the side, either meat or sometimes I just add some chocolate syrup on it and it's very good.

Vivianna Policicchio

This was so simple to follow and I really enjoyed it, thanks so much.


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