It’s time to get into another easy Instant Pot recipe!
Today we have a do-it-yourself grain blend of white jasmine rice and millet.
Having cooked millet before—perhaps poorly—I had decided I didn’t like it.
It wasn’t soft and chewy like quinoa or fluffy like rice. It was seedy. 😝 In fact some varieties of millet are in bird seed. Tweet tweet?
So here I am with a jar of it (it’s how we store bulk grains from the co-op) and no desire to eat it except to avoid wasting it.
I’ve been cooking rice in the Instant Pot like a pro. I usually make a 1-2 cups and store it in a pyrex container for quick lunch, dinner, and sometimes breakfast meals.
I decided to add millet to that day’s rice and see what transpired. I treated each grain like a separate recipe and looked up the water to grain ratio.
I then added the rice and its water followed by the millet and its water. I cooked according to the rice settings in the instruction manual and…
A gorgeous fragrant miracle happened!
The millet cooked perfectly and for what is kind of unpleasant on it’s own, turned out great surrounded by rice buddies.
Millet adds a creamy yellow color and a barely noticeable nutty flavor.
I’ve since used up the millet and look forward to buying more!
How about that?
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Instant Pot Recipe: Rice Millet Multi-Grain Blend
- 2 cups jasmine or long-grain white rice
- 1/2 cup millet
- 3 1/4 cups water
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (optional)
- Put rice, millet, water, and salt into the Instant Pot and give a quick stir. Secure the lid, set to pressure, and hit the rice button. Ours defaulted to 10 minutes based on the internal weight.