Prized for its delectable flavor, versatility in the kitchen, and its nutrient profile, Fonio is a rare, ancient grain, originating from small pockets throughout Africa. In short, Fonio is a gluten-free grain with a low glycemic index, containing many amino acids. It is also a plant based source of Magnesium, Zinc, Thiamine (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Calcium, and Phosphorous.
This recipe shows how simple it is to turn the florets into a healthy, low-carb meal or side dish! With the olive oil and browned onions, the cauliflower has enough flavor to satisfy by itself, and it can also be a base for stir fries, beans and rice or anything else you would eat with rice.
To cook fonio you simply put 1 part fonio to 3 parts water. I would use a rice cooker like I do for all my grains, but if you make it on the stovetop, bring it to a boil, then let simmer until fluffy and soft. Add in your favorite sauteed veggies, fluff together and your done!