Delicious sweet potato with foxtail millet rice for lunch !sorry cannot see the millet it’s underneath!

Delicious sweet potato with foxtail millet rice for lunch !sorry cannot see the millet it’s underneath!

Mar 16, 2024

CreditBlog images contribution - Gita Chopra  (Canada) an enthusiastic member on ‘Sustainable Living For All’ Group devoted to spreading awareness about Millets and active on Whatsapp, Facebook & YouTube.


• For the Foxtail Millet Rice:
• 1 cup foxtail millet
• 2 cups water
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• For the Sweet Potato:
• 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
• Salt and pepper to taste
• For the Garnish (optional):
• Fresh herbs (such as parsley or cilantro), chopped
• Roasted nuts (such as pecans or almonds), chopped
• A squeeze of fresh lemon juice


1. Prepare the Foxtail Millet Rice:
• Rinse the foxtail millet thoroughly under running water until the water runs clear.
• In a medium-sized pot, bring the 2 cups of water to a boil. Add the rinsed millet and salt.
• Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 20-25 minutes, or until all the water is absorbed and the millet is tender. Once done, fluff with a fork and set aside, keeping it covered.
2. Roast the Sweet Potatoes:
• Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
• In a large bowl, toss the cubed sweet potatoes with olive oil, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and pepper until well coated.
• Spread the sweet potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
• Roast in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are tender and slightly caramelized, stirring halfway through the cooking time.
3. Combine and Serve:
• Gently mix the roasted sweet potatoes into the cooked foxtail millet rice, being careful not to mash the potatoes.
• Taste and adjust the seasoning with additional salt, pepper, or spices as needed.
• Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with chopped fresh herbs, roasted nuts, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice for an extra burst of flavor.
4. Enjoy Your Meal:
• Your delicious Sweet Potato with Foxtail Millet Rice is now ready to be enjoyed! This dish makes a satisfying lunch or dinner and can be served as is or alongside your favorite protein for a more complete meal.

This recipe is not only tasty but also packed with nutrients, making it a great choice for a wholesome and satisfying meal. Enjoy your cooking!

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