I made this Foxtail Millet Paneer Fried Rice with some leftovers and it came out super yummy. Its very simple to make and you can try different ingredients according to your taste. I skipped carrots and vegetables to let the paneer and peas run the show.
You can cook a limitless number of variations of this same dish. Experiment!
To cook Foxtail Millet Rice
- Start heating 1 cup of foxtail millet rice in an covered vessel with 5 cups the water (or in a pressure cooker with 3 times the water).
- Once the foxtail millet is soft and cooked, open the vessel and let the remaining water evaporate. You might need to experiment a few times to get the water quantity exactly correct, such that the millet grains are soft but separate.
Foxtail is very rich in phosphorus and thiamin (Vitamin B1) in addition to all the general millet characteristics (gluten-free, low glycemic index, high fibre, etc).
Foxtail Millet is also called Navane (in Kannada), Thenai (in Tamil), Korralu (in Telugu) and Kakum (in Hindi)