PointsPlus Orange-Scented Millet with Almonds and Currants Recipe

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PointsPlus Orange-Scented Millet with Almonds and Currants Recipe
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.

Ready in
43 m
6
Servings
225
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
  • 1 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.

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Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
11%
Sugar
8g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
9%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Protein
6g
12%
Carbs
35g
12%
Vitamin A
17µg
2%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
8.8%
Vitamin C
2mg
3%
Vitamin E
2mg
11%
Vitamin K
1µg
1.2%
Calcium
41mg
4%
Fiber
5g
20%
Folate (food)
33µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
33µg
8%
Iron
2mg
10%
Magnesium
65mg
16%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
10%
Phosphorus
149mg
21%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
235mg
7%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
12.1%
Sodium
133mg
6%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
11.8%
Zinc
0.9mg
6%