By far the best way to cook teff grain is in the microwave. This method reduces the starchiness of the grain and will give you a fluffy texture similar to couscous. This method is best when using teff for salads or as a rice replacement.

To achieve a nice fluffy textured just follow these 4 simple steps:

  1. Add 1 cup of Teff to a microwaveable bowl/container

  2. Add 2 cups of boiling water

  3. Place lid on bowl/container and microwave for approx. 10 minutes or until all liquid has been absorbed. No need to stir halfway through. 

  4. To achieve a fluffy texture, separate the teff grains by fluffing them up with a fork after removing from the microwave. Let cool for approx. 5 mins and fluff up a second time whilst still hot to get the best result.

    Place in the fridge to cool for use in salads or serve hot with your meal.

If you want a heaver texture for porridge the best method is by boiling in a pot.

Pot method:

  1. Add 1 cup of teff to a pot

  2. Add 2 cups of cold water/liquid of choice

  3. Bring to the boil and cook until all liquid has been absorbed and you can split the teff. (Splitting is when you can separate the teff grain by dragging a spoon through the teff along the bottom of the pot and it doesn’t slump back onto itself, leaving the bottom of the pot exposed)