Yes, this has been uttered by me on more than one occasion. No, I’m not a hippy, tree-hugging, health freak. I’m also not a bird. I love millet, almost as much as I love rice and I’m a bit baffled why millet isn’t more common. This week I’m making a millet pilaf and stirring through fried sausage, pesto, toasted cashews and lemon zest. I’m going have leftovers the next day for lunch and I’ll probably be thinking about it all morning prior to eating it.
If you’ve never tried millet, please give it a go. I tried it for the first time last year with this roast vegetable and millet salad and now millet is a staple in my kitchen.
Millet is gluten free, cheap and a great substitute for rice, couscous, pasta etc. It’s quick and easy to cook (similar to rice, a bit more forgiving). It’s good hot or cold, though I prefer it hot in this weather and tends to be quite liquid hungry so will soak up any flavours and sauces that you add to it after cooking.
As it is a seed and not a grain, it’s quite nutritious too. Check out the nutrition profile over on www.whfoods.com. Millet can be found in health food shops or bulk bin shops. I don’t think our local supermarkets sell it yet. It’s a shame.
Here’s what else we’re eating this week. We went to Westmere Butchery in the weekend so have plenty of free range meat to eat.
Most of these dishes will feed us for lunch the next day as leftovers “as is” or translated into lunches.
For example, I’m quite looking forward to corned beef, cheese and kimchi toasties while I’m sure The Koala will enjoy his corned beef, mustard and pickle sandwiches.
Let me know what day you’re coming for dinner 🙂