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Continued: Recipes: Millet, farro and puffed rice

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1/2 c. NiÇoise or other black olives


Put the farro and a large pinch of salt into a medium saucepan with water to cover by about an inch. Bring to a boil, then adjust the heat so the mixture bubbles gently. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the farro is tender but still has bite, 20 to 30 minutes. Add water if necessary to keep the grains covered; if any liquid remains by the time the farro is tender, strain it out.

Meanwhile, bring another medium pan of water to a boil and salt it. Add the green beans and cook until bright green and crisp-tender, 2 minutes or so, then plunge them into a bowl of ice water or run under cold water to cool them.

Put the anchovies, olive oil, lemon zest and juice, mustard, shallot and capers into a food processor and purée. Chop the tuna and parsley by hand and mix them in. (Alternatively, add the parsley to the food processor and pulse to chop, then add the tuna and pulse, once or twice, to blend. Don’t purée the tuna, but chop it well.) The mixture should be pourable; if it isn’t, add lemon juice, olive oil or water to thin a bit. Add pepper, then taste and adjust the seasoning.

Toss the warm farro with about half the dressing. Taste and adjust the seasoning, and pile it on a platter. Arrange the green beans, tomatoes, eggs and olives around the farro, as artfully as you like. Drizzle the remaining dressing over them and serve.

Nutrition information per serving:

Calories 590 Fat 35 g Sodium 812 mg

Carbohydrates 47 g Saturated fat 6 g Calcium 130 mg

Protein 28 g Cholesterol 196 mg Dietary fiber 9 g

Diabetic exchanges per serving: 3 bread/starch, 3 medium-fat meat, 4 fat.

Millet with Corn, Mango and Shrimp

Serves 4 to 6.

Note: From Mark Bittman.

• 1 c. millet

• Salt

2 tbsp. neutral-flavored oil, divided

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