Did you start preparing it using the barnyard millet in its flour form or as a rice? Millets have a fairly high fat content and almost all of this fat is in the bran layer. This is good fat and along with the high mineral content in the bran layer, it makes the whole grain millet rices magical in terms of nutrition and taste.
Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum) is the most widely grown type of millet. It has been grown in Africa and the Indian subcontinent since prehistoric times. The center of diversity, and suggested area of domestication, for the crop is in the Sahel zone of West Africa.
Proso millet is a relatively low-demanding crop and diseases are not known; consequently, proso millet is often used in organic farming systems in Europe. In the United States it is often used as an intercrop. Thus, proso millet can help to avoid a summer fallow, and continuous crop rotation can be achieved.