Millet Breakfast Cereal with Mandarin Oranges and Dates

Millet Breakfast Cereal with Mandarin Oranges and Dates

Serves 4

Cooked millet is a great breakfast alternative to oatmeal or cream of wheat. Here it's infused with cinnamon and cardamom and served with dates and sweet mandarin oranges.

  • 2/3 cup uncooked millet
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups cups orange juice
  • 4 large dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 teaspoon green cardamom pods
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup canned Mandarin oranges (canned in water), drained
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Toast millet in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and just golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl, cover with cold water and rub millet grains with your hands for about 5 seconds. Transfer to a strainer, rinse for 1 minute then drain millet well.

Put drained millet into a small pot. Add water, orange juice, dates, cinnamon, cardamom and salt and bring to boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat to medium low, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until liquid is absorbed and millet is tender, about 40 minutes. Remove and discard cinnamon and cardamom then stir in mandarin oranges, spoon into bowls and serve.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:210 calories (25 from fat), 2.5g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 5mg cholesterol, 40mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (5g dietary fiber, 18g sugar), 5g protein
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