How long to cook millet soup?

Millet soup needs to be cooked for 1.5 hours.

How to cook millet soup with chicken

Chicken drumstick – 1 piece
Potato – 5 pieces
Millet – 3 tablespoons
Carrot – 1 small
Onion – 1 small
Greens – to taste
Salt – to taste

Food preparation
1. Peel half of the carrots, onions and 5 potatoes and rinse under running water.
2. Cut the potatoes into cubes.
3. Grate carrots on a medium grater.
4. Finely chop the onion.
5. Rinse the greens under water and chop them finely.
6. Rinse 3 tablespoons of millet.

How to cook millet soup with chicken
1. Boil one chicken leg in a separate saucepan.
2. Remove the drumstick and separate the meat from the bones.
3. Cut the meat into pieces.
4. Put the soup pot on maximum heat and pour water.
5. Put potatoes, carrots, onions into the water and wait for the water to boil.
6. When the water boils, reduce the fire to medium.
7. When the potatoes in the soup are cooked, add 3 tablespoons of millet, chicken drumstick pieces and salt to the soup.
8. 5 minutes before the end of cooking, put the chopped greens into the soup.

Millet soup like grandma’s

Millet soup – lean or with chicken – is sometimes called grandmother’s. The secret of the name “grandmother’s millet soup” may not be clear to those whom the grandmother did not treat with such soup. Why then is the dish called that? The thing is that millet, as one of the cheapest cereals, was often used during the Second World War, and even after, because the economy was destroyed, and there was literally not enough food. Various dishes were prepared from millet, including soups, the cost of which was literally approaching zero. This is one of the reasons why the soup is called “grandmother’s” – after all, our grandmothers or great-grandmothers cooked it.

There is also another explanation. Now only milk porridge is prepared from millet. For many, cereals are associated with the fact that they are fed with poultry, for example, chickens. Because millet belongs to the “retro style”, dishes from it are also often called grandmother’s. Indeed, today the culinary fashion has practically excluded millet from the list of regularly used products.