From savory salads to sweet surprises, millet will become your go-to ingredient for any occasion.
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Creamy Millet Porridge with Candied Sweet Potatoes and Pistachios
Millet, often used as a gluten-free substitute for oats, is linked to healthy digestion and has a high protein content. This porridge will be creamier than regular oatmeal and is comparable to the texture of polenta or grits.
Nothing beats the creamy texture of eggplant when cooked over heat for a long time. Add in some tomato, the zing of pomegranate molasses, generous handfuls of fresh herbs and the pop of pomegranate seeds, and you have something truly special
If you like risotto, but don't have hours to spare, try substituting millet, a naturally gluten-free grain. It cooks quickly, and makes a wonderful creamy base for just about any mix-ins. This simple recipe features fresh corn, straight from the cob, and is topped with grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and chives.
Spice-Roasted Butternut Squash with Herbed Millet and Tahini Dressing
This is the perfect make-ahead meal or dish to take along to a gathering. The squash and tahini sauce can be made a day ahead, while the millet will store happily for a couple of hours. If you're new to millet, it's a nourishing, gluten-free grain that is high in protein, iron, B vitamins and zinc.
Rice, a staple in much of India, doesn't grow in the desert climate of Rajasthan, so people eat millet instead, cooking the grains in buttermilk or yogurt rather than water. At Chhatra Sagar, a luxury camp near the city of Amjer where guests stay in beautiful hand-stitched tents, Peggy Markel discovered this millet stew at a morning cooking class. Vibrantly flavored with spices and chiles, the dish has the texture of pleasantly grainy mashed potatoes and is a great accompaniment to Rajasthan's tandoori meats.
It turns out that parsnips, the carrot’s blonde cousins, work just as well for making a perfectly moist cake. This one is both vegan and gluten-free, made with nutrient-rich buckwheat and millet flours, and topped with candied kumquats.