Recipes using millet
what is it?
A small, round, yellow grain, millet is eaten daily in Africa and in its native Asia. Until recently, Americans used millet only as bird feed. It’s an excellent plant protein, rich in iron, B vitamins, and several minerals.
Millet has a mild, creamy flavor, and pairs beautifully with rich ingredients lkike butter, cheese, and eggs, as well as spicy foods such as chiles and ginger.
how to choose:
Millet can be found at many supermarkets, in health food stores, and online.
how to prep:
Toast millet before cooking for the best flavor. It’s most often cooked like rice, and it can absorb an astounding amount of liquid. For a light, fluffy pilaf, keep the liquid level low; for a creamy polenta-like dish, use more liquid and cook the millet longer.
how to store:
Millet will keep in an airtight container in a cool, dark place for up to a year.