Millet is a grain that is fairly high in protein. It is a gluten free wheat alternative excellent for consuming in the spring. It has a sweet and salty flavor; is a diuretic; strengthens the kidneys; is beneficial to stomach and spleen-pancreas; moistens dryness; is alkalizing; and is anti-fungal- one of the best grains for those with Candida overgrowth. This simple spicy dish is versatile and is a hearty accompaniment to wIld salmon, a green salad, or steamed vegetables. You can toast millet in a little oil before cooking to bring out the flavors. For softer millet, add more water. You can find this in boxes in the grain section of gourmet grocery stores or health food stores. If the store has a bulk section it can often be found there as well.
Herbed Millet with Steamed Vegetables
1 cup millet
2 cups vegetable broth or water
½ onion finely chopped
3 small cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1 teaspoon chopped fresh sage.
Rinse millet well. Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan over low heat. Cook for 30-40 minutes, until all the liquid has been absorbed. Serve warm with steamed vegetables, chopped raw vegetables, fish or a salad. Makes 4 servings.