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millet

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.

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