Basic Millet Pilaf Recipe

Basic Millet Pilaf Recipe

Millet is an ancient grain that is naturally gluten free with a taste that calls to mind corn. Try this simple macrobiotic pilaf recipe tonight.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Heat the olive or sesame oil in a heavy-bottomed 1-quart pan over medium heat.
  2. Step 2

    Add the millet and toast it for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, or until the millet is golden and gives off a nutty aroma.
  3. Step 3

    Add the chopped onion and carrot to the millet, and cook 2 to 3 more minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Step 4

    Add the sea salt and water to the pan and stir once. Bring the millet to a boil, cover, and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook the pilaf for 30 minutes.
  5. Step 5

    Remove the pilaf from the heat and let it stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff the millet with a fork and serve.