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bowl of cooked millet porridge with peaches and cream

Instant Pot Millet


  • Author: Jenny Meier | Kitchen Skip blog
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

There are two ways to make Instant Pot millet, like a pilaf or like porridge. The pilaf method makes drier, fluffier millet and the porridge method makes millet that is softer and creamier.


Ingredients

Scale

Pilaf Method (for fluffy millet that works well for salads, pilafs and baked recipes)

  • 1 cup millet
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Porridge Method (for softer millet that can be turned into creamy porridge)

  • 1 cup millet
  • 4 cups water 
  • ½ teaspoon salt (if making sweet porridge, you might want to reduce salt to 1/4 teaspoon)
  • Milk, to taste, added after cooking is complete (dairy or non-dairy)
  • Toppings (fruit, nuts, cinnamon, etc) and sweetener (syrup, brown sugar, honey, etc..)

 


Instructions

Pilaf Method

  • Combine millet, water and salt.
  • Secure the lid, making sure the steam release valve is in the "sealed" postiion
  • Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes
  • Let the pressure release naturally for at least 10 minutes
  • Fluff the millet with a fork
  • The millet is cooked but unseasoned, and ready to use in a millet recipe. Or, turn it into a quick side dish by adding butter or olive oil, fresh herbs, crumbled cheese, roasted vegetables, etc...

Porridge Method

  • Combine millet, water and salt.
  • Secure the lid, making sure the steam release valve is in the "sealed" postion
  • Cook on high pressure for 15 minutes 
  • Let the pressure release naturally for at least 10 minutes
  • Serve sweet millet porridge in individual bowls, immediately stirring in your milk of choice. You can add any amount of milk you want, depending on how creamy and loose you like your porridge. 
  • Add sweetener (syrup, honey, sugar, etc) and other toppings like cinnamon, fruit and nuts

Notes

Don't Forget the Milk and Toppings! Millet porridge has a very mild flavor and thick texture. Milk (dairy or non-dairy) adds delicious creaminess and flavor comes from the toppings (I love fresh fruit, maple syrup and cinnamon) 

If you want very smooth and creamy millet porridge, this stove-top creamy millet porridge recipe from Naturally Ella used millet that is first ground up in a coffee grinder. 

How to Store Millet Porridge: I store leftover millet porridge in the refrigerator without any milk added because it keeps longer (up to a week). I add milk before reheating individual portions in the microwave. 

Add More Flavor to Millet Pilaf: You can saute onion, garlic and spices before adding the millet, water and salt to the pressure cooker. 

  • Category: Instant Pot
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Asian

Keywords: instant pot millet, millet, millet porridge