Isn't Millet Divinity?It's Monday. Oh how we love Monday. It's like a blessed reminder that we have another week to live. It's a glorious new start. It's...gosh...another week of meals. Now, imagine me whirling around on the hills of Austria like Julie Andrews singing , "The MEALS are Alive! with the sound of Music!"Fa la la la !! " Doesn't that make you feel better (or slightly nauseated) ? Monday's also the day I try to share some great way to use food storage and expand just a little on the whole grain, if I haven't done that every other day of the week. Dear land. I think this breakfast will totally count as that. It's a gluten free, dairy free, cream-a-licious pudding that isn't too sweet. I'm a push over for lime and coconut anyway. Millet is a natural couple for it I might add. I also cook it in a pressure cooker, so it's fast! I'm doing a little tutorial pressure cooker usage too, so if you're a little new to the pressure cooker, join the fun. It's a handy dandy tool to have in your kitchen.
My friend Troy Adair down at Preparing Wisely Store let me play with this new little pretty
Chef Tess Creamy Coconut Lime Millet Breakfast Pudding
2/3 cup millet,
13.5 oz can coconut milk,
1 cup water,
zest of one lime,
pinch of salt
1/2 tsp Wise Woman of The East Spice Blend,
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup toasted coconut (optional)
Place pressure cooker on a dry, level heat resistant surface in center of counter top. As s general rule, prepare ingredients according to the directions in the pressure cooking recipe you have selected. If larger quantity is desired, you may increase the ingredients by half. Be sure not to overfill the pressure cooker. It's also very important to look through the vent pipe in the lid of the pressure cooker to be sure it is clear of any blockage. You don't want to find that out later when the heat is on.
1/2 tsp Wise Woman of The East Spice Blend
and the 1/2 tsp vanilla
The pressure regulator begins a rocking motion. Cooking time starts at this point. 12 minutes for this pudding. Allow the pressure regulator to rock vigorously for 1-2 minutes and then slowly turn the heat control down, stopping just at the point where the pilot light goes out. As cooking proceeds, the heat control will cycle on and off to maintain the proper cooking pressure. The pilot light will go on and off and pressure regulator will rock occasionally indicating that the pressure is being maintained. Note: If the pressure regulator does not rock every 2-3 minutes, it is likely that the heat control has been set too low. Turn the heat control up slightly until the the pilot light comes on.
Remove pressure regulator only after air vent cover has returned to the flush position.
The pudding is creamy and ready to be sweetened...
I like my coconut crispy. It's a nice crunch on top of the creamy pudding. So I stir in the lime zest and sprinkle the coconut over the pudding.
There you go! Happy Moday!!