Historic Smithton Inn’s All-Time Favorite Recipes: Blueberry Ginger Millet

BlueberriesIf one of your New Year’s resolutions is to eat healthier, you’ll want to try this delicious recipe.

Millet (a.k.a. porridge), a naturally gluten-free grain, is packed with vitamins and minerals and will provide you with sustained energy to get you through your morning. I think you’ll enjoy the eclectic combination of honey, blueberries, and candied ginger that gives this recipe a lot of taste without being overly sweet.

Blueberry Ginger Millet 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup millet
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 Tbsp honey (plus more to drizzle on top)
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 Tbsp candied ginger

Directions:

 
1. Add millet to a large saucepan and toast it over medium heat
for 4 to 5 minutes or until it becomes slightly golden in color. Stir with a
spatula, and be careful not to burn it!
 
2. Add water and honey to the pan and stir
 
3. Bring the mixture to a boil, and then turn the heat down to
low. 
 
4. Cover the pot and simmer until the millet absorbs most of the water (around 15 minutes). You can stir it mid-way through, but avoid over-stirring.
 
5. Remove from heat and gently stir in blueberries and candied
ginger. 
 
6. Let stand for 10 minutes.
 
7. Fluff the millet with a fork, and serve in a bowl with honey
drizzled over the top.
 
8. Enjoy!
 
Here’s to a healthier and tasty 2016!
 
Rebecca Gallagher
 
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