how to cook millets in instant pot


What type of millets can be cooked in an Instant Pot?

How to Cook Millets in Instant Pot

Millets are small grains that are packed with nutrients. They are highly recommended for those who are looking for a healthy diet. They are gluten-free and also low in calories. Millets are versatile and can be used in different dishes like porridges, salads, bread, and many more. If you want to cook millets, one of the easiest ways is to use an Instant Pot. This article will guide you on how to cook millets in an Instant Pot.


  • 1 cup millet
  • 2 cups water or broth
  • Salt (to taste)


  1. Place the millet in a fine mesh strainer and rinse it under cold water. Drain the water and keep the millet aside.
  2. Set your Instant Pot to “Saute”.
  3. When your Instant Pot is hot, add the rinsed millet and stir it for a minute or two until it gets toasted. This step is optional, but it gives a nuttier flavor to the millet.
  4. Add water or broth to the pot and stir well. Add salt to taste.
  5. Secure the lid on your Instant Pot and make sure the pressure valve is set to “Sealing”.
  6. Set your Instant Pot to “Manual” mode and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.
  7. Once the cooking is complete, let the Instant Pot release the pressure naturally for 10 minutes. Then, turn the pressure valve to “Venting” to release the remaining pressure.
  8. Remove the lid and fluff the millet with a fork. Serve hot.


  • You can add spices and herbs to the millet while cooking to enhance the flavor.
  • If you are using broth, the millet will absorb the flavors of the broth, making it more delicious.
  • Make sure to use the “Manual” mode instead of the “Multigrain” or “Rice” mode on your Instant Pot. Millets require different cooking times than other grains.

Now that you know how to cook millets in an Instant Pot, it’s time to try it out. Millets are a healthy addition to your diet, and this recipe is an easy and delicious way to incorporate them into your meals.

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