Toasted Millet with Parmesan

Toasted Millet with Parmesan

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.

  • Yield: 5 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup)


  • 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


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

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 200none
  • Calories from fat: 25%
  • Fat: 5.5g
  • Saturated fat: 2.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 7.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 29.8g
  • Fiber: 3.5g
  • Cholesterol: 11mg
  • Iron: 1.3mg
  • Sodium: 374mg
  • Calcium: 96mg

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Toasted Millet with Parmesan Recipe