What's On the Side: Steamed Millet



Millet is an ancient grain that has been cultivated for thousands of years. Though a common ingredient in bird food, don't let this dissuade you from trying it, too! Millet is an excellent source of manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium. Millet can be served as a substitute for rice, quinoa, or couscous and can easily be dressed up with the addition of roasted or fresh veggies, herbs, or other seasonings.

Steamed Millet (printer-friendly version)
makes about four servings

1 cup millet
2 cups vegetable broth
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon olive oil

1. Combine the millet, veggie broth, water, and olive oil in a medium-sized saucepot.
2. Heat over medium until it begins to boil.
3. Turn down the heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes, or until all the liquid is absorbed.
4. Remove from the heat and let sit for five minutes.
5. Use a fork to fluff the millet and serve.

For the millet dish shown above, I combined cooked millet, green peas, and some homemade tomato sauce. Easy-peasy. (Peasy? Ha!)

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