Toasted Millet Tabouli Recipe

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Toasted Millet Tabouli Recipe

Similar is texture to a medium-sized couscous, but much healthier - a perfect summer side.

· 1 cup millet
· 2 cups liquid (can be water, vegetable or meat stock, or a combination)
· 2 tsp. salt, plus more if desired
· 1 small tomato, diced
· 1 small cucumber, diced
· ¼ cup finely diced onion
· 2 tsp. finely chopped fresh mint
· 2 tsp. finely chopped oregano
· ¼ cup parsley, loosely packed (optional)
· 2-3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
· Salt and pepper to taste

1. Rinse millet and shake well to remove excess water.

In a sauté pan, toast the millet on low heat until they are light golden brown. Carefully add the liquid to the pan and stir well. Add the 2 tsp. of salt and taste for saltiness; adjust if needed (it should be just a tad briny).

2. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 20-25 minutes until all the liquid has been absorbed.

3. Remove from heat and let cool with the lid on for 5 minutes. Remove lid and fluff with a fork. Add remaining ingredients and stir well; serve immediately or let cool before serving.

Serves 6-8.