Xiao Mi Zhou (Millet Porridge)

“Millet porridge, of the most common breakfast foods in China, is simple, slightly sweet and nutty-tasting. It's also nourishing, hydrating, and extremely healthy. It’s not as exciting as Hei Mi Zhou, the many-ingredients mixed black rice porridge, but it’s quickly become a staple even here in the states for me.”
READY IN:
25mins
SERVES:
3-4
YIELD:
3-4 Bowls 'o goodness
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 34 cups water
  • 12 cup dry millet

Directions

  1. Toast millet in bottom of pan or in skillet over medium-high heat for 5 – 8 minutes, until some aroma begins to waft.
  2. In the meantime, bring water to a boil. How much you use depends on how thick you want your porridge.
  3. Add millet to boiling water and boil over medium-high to low heat for 15 – 25 minutes, until done. It will not absorb all the water, but some color and starch will be released to let you know as cooking finishes.
  4. Eat warm, adding sugar or honey to taste.

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