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Instant Pot Millet Recipes


  • Author: Instant Pot Eats
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian
  • Diet: Gluten Free


You might have heard of millet if you follow a gluten-free diet, but this super grain is perfect for anyone looking to add some variety and extra nutrients to their diet. It’s vegan-friendly, easy to prepare, and super versatile.



1 cup hulled millet
1 3/4 cups water
1/2 tsp salt
Optional: 1 teaspoon butter or 2 teaspoons olive oil


1. Place millet and 1.75 cups of water and salt in the pot and stir through. Close and lock the lid and set the valve to sealing.

2. Press Manual/Pressure Cook and set to HIGH pressure for 10 minutes. When cooking time is finished, allow 5 minutes to release the pressure naturally, then use the quick release method (point the valve to Venting) to let off the steam.

3. Open the lid and fluff the cooked millet with a fork. We like to add a little splash of olive oil or a teaspoon of butter to moisten the grain. Serve as a side dish or use in one of the millet recipes below.


Stovetop method: In a small pot, bring about 2 cups of water to a boil. Add a cup of millet and 1/2 teaspoon salt and stir through. Bring back to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer and cook, covered with a lid, for 20 minutes, until tender. Strain any excess water and fluff with a for, again with a splash of olive oil or a little butter if you like.

To season the millet, you can use chicken or vegetable stock in place of water; add spices and herbs and a little garlic and turmeric will give it a brilliant yellow color.


  • Serving Size: 3-4

Keywords: Instant Pot, Millet, Grains