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Millet with Red Kidney Beans (Pitimi ak pois rouge)

Millet, Pitimi or Petit Mil with Red Kidney Beans can be cooked the same way as Rice with Red Kidney Beans. Millet a healthy grain has many great benefits.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Recipe Index
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 4


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh chives chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
  • ½ onion minced
  • 2 – 3 whole cloves
  • 1 fresh thyme sprig
  • 3 ½ cups water
  • 2 cups millet washed
  • ¾ cup cooked red kidney beans with 1cup beans broth (warm)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons Tomato paste optional


  • Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan. Add garlic, chives, parsley, onion, cloves and thyme and fry for 2 – 3 minutes stirring. Add tomato paste if using before adding water (let tomato paste cook with spices). Add water and bring to boil. In the meantime, rinse millet under cold running water. When water starts to boil, add millet, stir, and season with salt and pepper and let cook over medium heat. When water has almost evaporated, add cooked beans with its broth gently stir and continue to cook. Check seasoning and add additional salt and pepper. When all the water evaporates, lower heat, cover and cook for 45 minutes to one hour, gently stirring millet mixture occasionally. Let millet cook completely before serving. Serve with seafood, poultry or meat of your choice.


Cook with chicken or vegetable broth as another alternative. The use of dried spices and bouillon cube are also optional.


Serving: 1grams

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

Keyword Healthy Grains, healthy recipes, side dish
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