Fonio with black sesame seeds

    23 min

    Fonio is an ancient grain, rich in protein and low in sugar, that's a great alternative to quinoa. In this recipe, it is boiled with toasted black sesame seeds to make a quick and delicious gluten-free side dish.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 1/4 teaspoon vegetable oil
    • 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds
    • 355ml water
    • 110g fonio
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:18min  ›  Ready in:23min 

    1. Heat oil in a small pan. Add sesame seeds; toast until fragrant, about 6 minutes.
    2. Bring water to the boil in a saucepan. Stir in toasted sesame seeds, fonio and salt. Bring water back to the boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until water has been absorbed, about 5 minutes. Fluff fonio with a fork before serving.

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