It is time to shine the spotlight on a whole grain often found in bird seed! More than just bird’s food, gluten-free millet is actually a generic name assigned to many types of small-seeded annual grasses, that have been grown in various parts of the world dating back thousands of years.
Pre-toasting millet before cooking improves its flavor and texture. To pretoast, put millet in a skillet over medium heat with no cooking oil, stir frequently for a few minutes until the seeds turn golden brown,and give a pleasant nutty aroma.
Place toasted millet in a pot with water, and bring to a boil on the stove. Once the water starts to boil, turn the heat down to low, and let it simmer covered for 20 to 30 minutes. ½ cup raw millet with yield 2 cups cooked. Doesn’t get easier than that!