How to cook millet?

Each housewife wants not only tasty and satisfying, but also useful to feed her family. For this purpose, various cereals will be useful. But just to cook porridge - not the best idea, you can try to experiment and search for different recipes.

Millet dishes can be not only healthy, but also very tasty. If earlier millet was used very often and at the same time it was called “gold croup”, today it has somewhat lost its popularity. Despite this, there are many recipes for cooking delicious dishes, using millet as the main ingredient.

First meal

Millet soup

Ingredients Required:

  • potatoes - 3-4 pieces;
  • one carrot;
  • half parsley;
  • tablespoon of millet;
  • half a cup of milk;
  • tablespoon sour cream;
  • salt, herbs to taste.

First you need to cook the millet to full readiness. Separately, vegetables are cooked in a small amount of water - carrots, parsley root, then they (and millet) are ground through a sieve or with a blender and turned into mashed potatoes.Hot milk is added to the mush, which is necessary to bring to a boil, remove from heat. Soup must be seasoned with salt, herbs and do not forget to put sour cream. Cream soup is ready, it can be served on the table.

Millet Stew

If there are no ideas on what to make from millet, a millet soup made in a microwave oven would be an excellent solution. For its preparation you will need:

  • meat - 250 g .;
  • several potatoes;
  • bow;
  • carrot;
  • 2 tablespoons of millet;
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil;
  • salt and pepper;
  • bay leaf and spices to taste.

First you need to finely chop the onions and carrots, add vegetable oil, put in a container and sauté a couple of minutes at full capacity. At the same time, you can rinse the millet in hot water and cut into cubed potatoes. After that you need to heat the meat broth, this is done at full power for 5-6 minutes. All the necessary ingredients are put in the heated broth - onion, carrot, potato, salt-pepper, bay leaf and other spices. The chowder is cooked for about 10 minutes at full power. Before serving, you can decorate it with chopped greens.

Second courses

Garnish

From millet you can make a delicious porridge according to grandma's recipe. For this you will need:

  • two glasses of millet;
  • 300 g of sauerkraut;
  • carrots and onions;
  • sunflower oil;
  • salt-pepper and spices to taste.

First you need to chop the onions and grate the carrots, fry them in sunflower oil until golden brown. Next, in the pan you need to put ready-made onions and carrots, sauerkraut and pour all the water. All this stews for about half an hour. Millet is added to stewed vegetables and filled with water. It must be remembered that any porridge is boiled in water in a proportion of approximately 1: 2. Boil the millet to a low heat for about half an hour. 10 minutes before readiness everything needs to be salted, pepper, add greens.

Millet Croquettes

Another recipe for cooking millet is croquettes, which can be served as a separate dish, as well as with vegetables or a side dish.

For their preparation it is necessary:

  • two glasses of millet;
  • 500 ml. broth - vegetable or chicken;
  • 300 g of champignons;
  • two onions;
  • egg;
  • 3 cloves of garlic;
  • white breadcrumbs;
  • sunflower oil;
  • salt and pepper.

First you need to cook the millet. It is necessary to thoroughly rinse it, bring to a boil in a large amount of water, then rinse again through a sieve.The grits prepared in this way must be poured into ready-made broth and cooked over low heat until cooked. Water should boil all, if not - it must be evaporated.

Here you need to remember to salt and pepper grits, then make it a kind of dough, kneading. Now you need to cut the onion, fry it, then add the sliced ​​mushrooms. All this a little put out on low heat. It is also necessary to add finely chopped garlic, as well as a little salt and pepper.

Now you need to make balls from millet and fillings. Millet should be rolled on the palm of a small circle, in the center to put the stuffing of onions and mushrooms, then close the circle and shape the ball.

Next, these balls must be fried in deep fat in a large amount of sunflower oil. Ready croquettes need to be dipped in a previously prepared and beaten egg, then run in breadcrumbs, and then fry. It is better to put fried croquettes on a paper towel. The dish is ready!

Snacks

Sauce

From millet, you can also prepare a delicious sauce, which is served with chicken or rabbit meat.

For this you need:

  • millet;
  • chicken bouillon;
  • onions - 3-4 pcs .;
  • vegetable oil;
  • spices to taste.

Finely chopped onion is fried in butter with any spices, ground millet is added and the broth is diluted to the desired thickness. The sauce can be served!

Salad

If you want to be original, but you don’t know how to cook millet, you can surprise dear people with fruit salad with millet. For this you need to stock up:

  • a glass of millet;
  • sweet pepper in the amount of 1 pc .;
  • half a cucumber;
  • third cup of almond flakes;
  • salt and spices;
  • lemon, orange and mint.

First you need to cook the millet. And there are two ways to cook millet. You can cook it on low heat until fully cooked, and you can pour hot water on it, leave it for half an hour, then drain the remaining water. Ready millet is placed in a salad bowl, add cucumber, chopped peppers, half a cup of finely chopped fresh mint and toasted almond flakes. All this is mixed.

Then add the grated zest and juice of one lemon, chopped peeled orange into small pieces. All this salt and pepper to taste, gently mixed, decorated with sprigs of mint and served on the table.