Millets

SaumyaAgar4949
SaumyaAgar4949 Posts: 1 Member
Hello ,

I am 38 y old 90 kg male , diabetic.I live in India & have heard a lot about millets for high fibre , low glycemic index properties . Not sure how to use them and include in daily diet . Please share some tips and recipies .
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  • cwolfman13
    cwolfman13 Posts: 40,890 Member
    Hello ,

    I am 38 y old 90 kg male , diabetic.I live in India & have heard a lot about millets for high fibre , low glycemic index properties . Not sure how to use them and include in daily diet . Please share some tips and recipies .

    It is basically used in a similar fashion as rice or any other similar grain such as quinoa. It doesn't have a lot of flavor, so it carries the flavor of whatever else you're having with it. It should be soaked for 8 hrs for best results and a creamy texture...soaking also enhances bioavailability of other nutrients in millet. For cooking, typically 1 cup of soaked millet to 2-2.5 cups of water. For extra flavor you can use broth.
  • perryc05
    perryc05 Posts: 144 Member
    edited May 19
    Hi, you can cook it in a rice cooker if you have one:
    https://www.fromthecomfortofmybowl.com/how-to-cook-millet-in-rice-cooker/
    You can have the cooked grains cold or warm as a breakfast cereal. In Russian and other Slavic cuisines it's often combined with pumpkin and made into a sweet porridge similar to this:
    https://momsdish.com/recipe/197/pumpkin-kasha
    Or, you can just use it in place of rice with any dish. The cold grain are also quite nice in a salad:
    https://annabanana.co/roasted-vegetable-salad/
    Here's a compilation of millet recipes:
    https://www.allrecipes.com/search/?q=millet