Millet Porridge (African Porridge/Uji wa wimbi)

Millet porridge (also called “uji wa wimbi” in Swahili) is our star within the morning, as a result of not solely is it wholesome, but additionally very easy to make.  Making this porridge takes about six minutes to prepare dinner and is a actually fast, wholesome and scrumptious recipe.

With the morning hours getting too busy at instances, this millet porridge recipe can come to your rescue as a fast instantaneous breakfast.

Nonetheless, porridge doesn’t must be solely a breakfast dish, though it’s all the time a superb meal to start out your day.  Eat it additionally for lunch and even for dinner.  The alternative is all yours.

The porridge is so satiating, it's going to preserve you feeling full for a very long time.  

African millet porridge…. not your strange porridge!!  A easy recipe, however the outcomes will blow your thoughts!


In contrast to many millet porridge recipes that use entire millet grains, this millet porridge is made from millet flour. 

The flour is obtained by grinding the millet grains to a nice powder.  You don’t must make the flour your self at residence although……comfortably buy millet flour in Afro and Asian outlets in your city.

What’s Millet?

Millet is a gluten-free grain.  Millet belongs to a gaggle of extremely variable small-seeded grasses, extensively grown around the globe as cereal crops or grains for fodder and human meals.

Millets are necessary crops within the semiarid tropics of Asia and Africa, with 97% of millet manufacturing in creating international locations. For this porridge recipe, millet could be substituted with sorghum. 

What’s Sorghum?

Similar to millet, sorghum is a gluten-free grain and is a genus of flowering crops within the grass household. Seventeen of the 25 species are native to Australia, with the vary of some extending to Africa, Asia, Mesoamerica, and sure islands within the Indian and Pacific Oceans.


Millet and sorghum are wholesome for you

Millet shouldn't be solely wealthy in protein and minerals like calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and selenium but additionally wealthy in important nutritional vitamins like folate, pantothenic acid, niacin, riboflavin, and Nutritional vitamins B6, C, E, and Ok.

Moreover its protein and vitamin content material, millet is a hypoallergenic (low-allergy), gluten-free grain. As such, it's a good various to wheat. Like many different entire grains, it's a good supply of fiber and affords safety in opposition to coronary heart illness, diabetes, and most cancers.

Sorghum is a nutrient-packed grain that you should use in some ways. It’s wealthy in nutritional vitamins and minerals like B nutritional vitamins, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, and zinc. It’s likewise a wonderful supply of fiber, antioxidants, and protein.

What goes in African millet porridge?

The tremendous easy fundamental recipe couldn’t be simpler. All you want for this traditional millet porridge recipe is:

  • Millet flour
  • water or milk (or a mixture of each)
  • sugar to style
  • contemporary lemon juice


Making ready African Millet porridge

  1. In a big saucepan, add water and produce to boil. To the boiling water, add your sugar and stir as soon as once more. I used uncooked brown sugar, (that’s why the boiling water in step three beneath appears to be like so brown) however, you should use any form of sweetener of your alternative.
  1. In a small bowl, add 100 grams of millet flour. To that add, chilly water.  Combine with a fork, spoon or egg whisk until every part combines and a clean texture is achieved.  Keep away from lumps within the combination.
  1. Utilizing an egg whisk in your proper hand, stir the boiling water slowly. With the left hand, take the flour water combination (be certain that it's totally combined) and slowly pour within the sizzling water whereas constantly stirring with the egg whisk in the fitting hand.
  1. Proceed stirring for about one minute till a creamy consistency is obtained. Permit the porridge to simmer slowly on low warmth for about 5 minutes.   Lastly, add contemporary lemon juice, style and modify sweetness to your liking.  Simmer for an additional minute of so and your porridge is prepared.  Flip of the warmth, pour the porridge in a cup or a deep bowl and permit to chill down just a little earlier than consuming.


Storing African Millet Porridge

Millet porridge simply kinds a crust if left open. Retailer your leftovers in an air-tight container within the fridge.  To heat, pour in a pot and heat slowly over low medium warmth.  Stir sometimes. Alternatively, heat the porridge within the microwave for about 2 minutes.


Ideas for African Porridge

  • Simply make African millet porridge with solely water; with solely milk or a mixture of each milk and water.
  • If making with milk or a mixture of milk and water, don’t use lemon juice. As a lot as this received’t change the style, the mixture of milk and lemon will give your millet porridge a clumsy consistency.
  • CAUTION!!!  Please serve this African millet porridge heat, not sizzling!!!! Scorching millet porridge would possibly trigger some critical burns.
  • In contrast to oat porridge the place you add fruits, conventional millet porridge is left with none components however add some when you desire.
  • To pimp your Millet porridge, add just a little cinnamon or vanilla to season the porridge.
  • Aside from sugar, different scrumptious options to sweeten you porridge are honey, agave syrup or coconut sugar.
  • Porridge tastes significantly good with contemporary lemon juice.
  • If you wish to put together your porridge vegan however with milk, select one of many many vegan milk options like, Soy milk, Almond milk, Coconut milk and so on.

For different African Beverage Recipes try:  Kenyan Ginger Tea.

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