Millet is a tiny high-protein grain often grown for use as bird seed. Although less commonly eaten in the U.S. millet is considered a staple for about 1/3 of the worlds population. The grain is fairly bland in flavor and benefits from added broth or seasonings.
You can prepare millet as you would rice using a ratio of 1/2 cup millet with 1 1/2 cups liquid and cook for about 25 minutes. Alternately you can toast the millet in a hot pan then add the liquid and cook like a pilaf.
Millet can be found in most grocery or health food stores.
If you don't have millet, there are several other grains that would work well as substitutes:
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