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Toasted Millet with Parmesan

Yield 5 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup)
This dish is similar to grits or polenta and pairs well with steak or grilled pork. For al dente texture, simmer only 15 minutes. A serving offers more than 10 percent of a day's fiber, a dose of iron, and filling protein.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked millet
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 200
  • caloriesfromfat 25 %
  • fat 5.5 g
  • satfat 2.6 g
  • monofat 1.4 g
  • polyfat 1 g
  • protein 7.5 g
  • carbohydrate 29.8 g
  • fiber 3.5 g
  • cholesterol 11 mg
  • iron 1.3 mg
  • sodium 374 mg
  • calcium 96 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place millet in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat; cook 4 minutes or until toasted, stirring constantly.

  2. Combine millet, 3 cups water, and salt in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 10 minutes. Stir in cheese and remaining ingredients.