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How to Cook Millet: 4 Millet Recipes

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Sep 28, 2021 • 6 min read

For thousands of years, humans have harvested the grains and seeds of grasses and cereal plants for sustenance, like amaranth, einkorn, barley, buckwheat, teff, and bulgur. For a third of the world, the ancient grain millet is a staple food and an important source of nutrition. These grass seeds are one of the hardiest grains, able to grow and thrive in hot, dry climates. Once overlooked in the United States, millet consumption is on the rise thanks to its nutritional value.