View Full Version : Millet Porridge?
12-06-2006, 10:28 PM
I've read about soaking oats to make a raw porridge, does anyone know if millet can be soaked and eaten raw?
This is a grain that my son is allowed to have (oats in the US are cross-contaminated with gluten).
12-07-2006, 08:22 AM
yes, you can soak just about any whole raw grain for porridge. for best digestion, you may try sprouting them for a day or so (after soaking).
i like to use quinoa or buckwheat, also, or a combination.
if only soaking, i rinse them well first, then often use young coconut water as the soaking liquid (2 parts liquid to 1 part grain) and then blend it all up with some apple and cinnamon.
add some soaked raisins and/or fresh fruit to your bowl of porridge, too :)
12-07-2006, 06:20 PM
Thank you for the suggestions about the porridge. We're not always content with a fruit breakfast in winter. I have millet now which is why I asked about it, but I definitely want to try quinoa, it's a grain our naturopath recommended. Do you use a particular kind (red, etc)?
Does sprouting affect the taste as well as the digestibility?
12-08-2006, 10:32 AM
i have only sprouted white quinoa, but i imagine the red would be just as good.
tastewise, there is a slight difference, i'd describe as maybe a little "greener", but only slightly. and this is not even noticeable at all if you blend it with some banana and cinnamon!
without sprouting it's a little too starchy tasting for me, but others prefer it, so i guess you can try a little of each and see what you prefer.
sprouted buckwheat is also yummy and hearty, just takes a little longer to sprout -- 2 days, rinse 3 times a day. remember with these you can dehydrate the sprouts and store them for added crunch to many porridges, puddings, even ice cream. or you can later rehydrate them for your porridge. so when i do bother to sprout buckwheat, i make extra.
12-09-2006, 12:29 AM
Thank you for your kind responses! The detail helps me a great deal right now in my newness.
I appreciate you!
12-09-2006, 07:11 AM
you're welcome! :)
12-09-2006, 07:19 AM
I suggest sprouted buckwheat as well, its delicious! I even like it just plain/blended into porridge without fruit. But it is especially good with chopped dates or banana and blueberries. Enjoy!
12-09-2006, 08:35 AM
BUCKWHEAT....actually sprout it for about a day...and then I dehydrate it...makes a really yummy cereal with raisins and bananas....just what I need to fill me up in the winter!! Good luck.
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