Easy Millet Recipe for a Gluten-free Whole Grain Hot Breakfast Cereal
People who start eating more whole grains tend to lose weight, according to a recent Harvard study. A good place to start adding whole grains to your diet is with breakfast. Old-fashioned oatmeal is a good choice. Cracked wheat is another good whole grain hot breakfast cereal. If you have a wheat allergy or intolerance, or if you want a little variety, try millet. Millet is a small grain that has been a food staple for centuries in much of Africa and Asia. It is gaining popularity in other regions as an alternative whole grain. If you can’t find millet in your local grocery store, try a health-food store. Here’s an easy recipe.
Millet Hot Breakfast Cereal
Place 2 cups hulled millet, 3½ cups water, 1 tablespoon oil, and ¼ teaspoon salt in a pan. Let it sit 1 hour. Cover with a lid and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down and simmer until the water is gone, then remove from heat and let it sit 15 minutes.
Eat as a substitute for rice, or as a hot cereal with milk and topped with fruit or nuts. You can also add a little honey to make it more satisfying.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.
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Weight Loss Tip: For a healthy breakfast, think outside the box. Instead of processed, packaged breakfast foods, eat a hot cereal made of cracked wheat, old-fashioned rolled oats, millet, or other whole grain.
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