Originating in West Africa, fonio is a gluten-free grain with a similar texture to couscous. It contains 10% of your daily value of iron and 3 grams of protein per serving. Fonio is also rich in two essential amino acids that other grains lack, methionine and cystine. Typically used as a hot breakfast cereal in West African countries, fonio can also complement a lunch or dinner.
The perfect cooking ratio is 1 cup of fonio to 2 cups of liquid. One cup of dried fonio produces 4 cooked cups.
This recipe was adapted from a Nubian Markets recipe card. Learn more about Boston’s Nubian Markets.
This information is per serving.