PointsPlus Orange-Scented Millet with Almonds and Currants Recipe

PointsPlus Orange-Scented Millet with Almonds and Currants Recipe
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Orange-Scented Millet with Almonds and Currants
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Orange-Scented Millet with Almonds and Currants

Millet is a protein-rich grain whose flavor is enhanced here by toasting it in a skillet, then combining it with cinnamon, toasted almonds, and currants.

6
Servings
202
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2  cup  dried currants
  • 1  tablespoon  unsalted butter
  • 1  cup  millet
  • 1/2  teaspoon  sea salt, or more to taste
  • 1  tablespoon  orange zest
  • cinnamon stick
  • 1/3  cup  almonds, sliced and toasted

Directions

Bring a pot of water to boil over high heat. Add the currants and soak until soft, about 10-20 minutes, and drain. Rinse out the pot and add 2 ½ cups water. Bring to a boil over high heat.

Melt the butter in a medium-sized saucepan over low heat. Add the millet and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes. Add the boiling water, salt, zest, and cinnamon stick. Cover the pan and cook until the millet is just beginning to stick to bottom of pan, about 25-30 minutes.

Add the almonds and currants and fluff the millet with a fork. Remove from heat, cover the pan, and let stand for 5 more minutes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
3%
Sugar
13g
14%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
42g
32%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
3µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
26mg
3%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
19µg
5%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
48mg
15%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
120mg
17%
Selenium, Se
11µg
20%
Sodium, Na
32mg
2%
Water
17g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Orange Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Orange Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.