We have been working with Fonio for almost a year now and have found numerous ways to prepare it. Below are our favorite, mouth water dishes. Enjoy and happy cooking!
Breakfast Bowl Recipe:For years we have been hearing that breakfast is ‘the most important meal of the day’. True or not, why not start off your day with a low fat breakfast bowl loaded with protein and fresh fruit? It is a favorite in our household and really is quick and easy to make.
1/2 cup cooked Fonio
Dried Cherries / Raisons
Blackberry Jam / Syrup
Cook the Fonio using method 1, linked here. Finley slice fruit and nuts. When the Fonio is finish cooking, scoop a half cup into a large bowl. Add syrup or a few dollops of jam. Gently place the toppings on top, serve immediately, and enjoy your creation!
On the fly and great for picnics or quick dinners, these tofu wraps are delectable in flavor. The Fonio adds an unbelievable nutty flavor, while boosting the protein content,making them ideal for active children, after workouts, or for a mid-day pick me up.
1 package baked tofu
1 avocado sliced
1/2 cup shredded cabbage
1 cup thinly sliced cucumber
1 cup chopped basel
1 cup Fonio
1 yam (optional)
Balsamic Vinegar to taste
Cook 1 cup of Fonio using method 2, linked here. Once complete, stir in vinegar, and set aside. Slice tofu and veggies to desired consistence. Once complete, open up tortillas and lay flat on the counter. Start by laying a fine layer of Fonio. Add tofu and veggies, wrap and serve. For extra flavor, I like using a baked yam as a smear and spread it over the inside of the tortilla.
Thai Spiced Protein Bowl:This is a dish that you can make as spicy as you want by choosing the amount of chillies used. Either way you choose, it is absolutely delicious and is perfect for entertaining.
1 sweet onion
4 garlic cloves
1 red pepper
3 chilly peppers (optional and to desired spice level)
1/2 pound green beans
5 red potatoes
2 cups vegetable broth
1 cup Fonio
a few leaves of basel for garnish
salt to taste
3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
Finley chop onion, garlic cloves, and chilly pepper(s). Add to a large soup pot with oil and sauté on medium heat until onions are translucent. While the onions are cooking, slice tomatoes and add to the onion mixture. Add a dash of salt and stir until water falls out of the tomatoes and makes a nice sauce. While the tomatoes are cooking, chop potatoes, red pepper, and green beans, set aside. Add broth and potatoes, turn the heat down to low, and cover. Let simmer for 20 minutes. Once the potatoes are soft, add red pepper, green beans, and fonio. Cover and let simmer for another 10 minutes. Dish into bowls and add fresh basel for garnish. Enjoy!
*Please note that the spice level can vary greatly depending on the amount of chillies use.