Millet with spinach and pine nuts

    35 mins

    Bright green spinach and golden apricots add rich colour and flavour to this easy grain, nuts and vegetable dish. Serve it instead of rice, with dishes that have plenty of sauce.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 200 g millet (jowar/bajra/ragi)
    • 50 g dried apricots, roughly chopped
    • 900 ml vegetable stock
    • 55 g pine nuts (nyoze)
    • 250 g tender spinach leaves
    • juice of ½ lemon
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Put the millet and dried apricots into a large pan and stir in the stock. Bring to the boil, then lower the heat. Simmer for 15–20 minutes or until all the stock has been absorbed and the millet is tender.
    2. Meanwhile, toast the pine nuts in a small frying pan until they are golden brown and fragrant. Set aside.
    3. Add the spinach and lemon juice to the millet, with salt and pepper to taste. Cover the pan and leave over a very low heat for 4–5 minutes to wilt the spinach.
    4. Stir the millet and spinach mixture gently, then spoon into a serving bowl. Scatter the toasted pine nuts on top and serve immediately.

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    This was my first time cooking with millet. It has a texture similar to couscous, and a pleasant, mild flavour (IMHO). I don't want to rate this recipe as I knew I hated apricots before I even started making it, but it was very easy to prepare and I will probably try to incorporate millet into other dishes in future!  -  12 Jun 2012  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)