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 LittleMillet.  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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This millet is de-husked and sold as rice substitute.  It is gluten free and safe to eat.

Boil one cup of Sama with 3 cups of water for a rice substitute.

I cooked coconut sama rice today

Millet as rice substitute
Serves 2
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
601 calories
76 g
0 g
28 g
13 g
22 g
453 g
1208 g
0 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
453g
Servings
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 601
Calories from Fat 237
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g
44%
Saturated Fat 22g
110%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 1208mg
50%
Total Carbohydrates 76g
25%
Dietary Fiber 9g
34%
Sugars 0g
Protein 13g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
4%
Iron
37%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. Foxtail Millet : 1 cup
  2. Coconut Milk : 1 cup
  3. Water : 2 cup
  4. Salt : 1 teaspoon
Instructions
  1. Wash the millet, add both coconut milk and water.
  2. Boil till softened.
  3. I added some coriander and peas to my rice, that is optional
Notes
  1. When the Little Millet is done, there may be some water left. Leave it covered and the millet will absorb it.
beta
calories
601
fat
28g
protein
13g
carbs
76g
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