Fonio is light + fluffy, and has a slightly nutty, earthy flavor. It soaks up spices and sauces beautifully, making it a perfect base to just about anything.
“At Mamma’s we ate fonio the way others would eat rice. She often served it steamed, accompanied with a variety of offerings: a freshly pounded, bright red palm nut sauce; a generous and creamy peanut and root vegetable topping; a rich caramelized onion and lime relish; a red palm oil and sweet potato leaves stew; or a gooey okra sauce with lamb, fish, seafood, or vegetables.”
– Pierre Thiam, “The Fonio Cookbook”