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Stovetop Millet

This ancient whole grain has a mild corn-like flavor and a light fluffy texture when cooked.
Plate of cooked millet.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Makes: 3 cups
Nutrition Facts: View label

Ingredients

2 cups water
1 cup millet
½ teaspoon salt (optional)

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add millet and salt, if desired, and return to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to low, cover pan and simmer 20 minutes.
  4. Drain off extra cooking water and serve or use as planned.
  5. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

  • For more flavor, cook with broth instead of water.
  • Enjoy millet like rice or bulgar in grain salads, grain bowls, soups or stir-fries.
  • For a nuttier flavor, you can first toast the millet in the saucepan for a few minutes over medium heat. Then add the water and continue with cooking directions.
  • For cooked cereal, use 3 cups of water and stir often while cooking. Top with any type of fruit, milk or nuts and seeds or use savory toppings such as grated cheese and sautéed vegetables.
  • Slice leftovers, then reheat and top with a stew or stir-fry.

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