Gluten Free Paleo Rice

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We are on a fast here in India.  The ancients, in their wisdom decreed that the devout would go for a bi-annual cleansing in this country, so we have the Navratri fasts where people eschew grains.  The spin off is that we have many mock-grains which serve us during those days.  For a person on a paleo diet like me, this opportunity is heaven sent to stock up on these grains.

One of these mock grains is Sama Rice or Foxtail Millet.  All varieties of millet are gluten-free and high in iron, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and zinc. Millet is also rich in B Vitamins– especially B3 (Niacin), B6 (Pyridoxine), and B9 (Folic Acid).  They are paleo friendly grains.

These tiny ivory coloured grains which are cooked just like rice.

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Foxtail Millet are de-husked and sold as rice substitute.  They are gluten free and safe to eat.

Boil one cup of Sama with 2 cups of water for a rice substitute.

I cooked coconut sama rice today


Foxtail Millet : 1 cup

Coconut Milk : 1 cup

Water : 1 cup

Salt : 1 teaspoon

I added a handful of peas and coriander leaves before I cooked them.  That is optional.



Wash the millet, add both coconut milk and water.  Boil till done.

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