A naturally gluten-free grain, millet has a mild, corn-like flavor that's super versatile in the kitchen. Learn the best way to steam it, then use as a base for all kinds of sweet and savory dishes, such as our Crispy Grain Salad with Peas and Mint.

Martha Stewart Living, April 2018

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Credit: Bryan Gardner

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
40 mins
Yield:
Makes about 3 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine millet, 2 cups water, salt, and a drizzle of oil in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer, then cover and cook until tender, about 25 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Use immediately, or spread on a rimmed baking sheet to let cool.

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Cook's Notes

Adding a bit of olive oil helps the grains stay separate.

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