Recipe5 Steps On How To Make Turmeric Coconut Fonio ( Acha)

5 Steps On How To Make Turmeric Coconut Fonio ( Acha)

Welcome to my ancient fonio (acha) recipe. I know many people will be wondering ” what is fonio recipe?”

Seriously; if you have not come across this incredible ancient dish, then you are missing out.

Turmeric Coconut Fonio is easy to be prepared, ready in minutes. This gluten-free grain is cooked in an incredible flavorful turmeric coconut broth.

This simple turmeric fonio recipe is an answer to your search for more gluten-free alternatives that are not rice or quinoa.

However, it is suitable for coeliacs and those who have gluten-intolerance. It is whole grain, has a nutty bold flavor.

Interestingly, it contains all 9 essential amino acids, magnesium, phosphorus, fiber, zinc, B-Vitamins, calcium, iron. Fonio has a lower glycemic index than other grains.

Turmeric Coconut Fonio

The turmeric coconut fonio is made in one pot, you basically cook all vegetables in coconut milk and vegetable broth then add the fonio and cook it for 5 minutes until it fluffs up.

Ingredients for Turmeric Coconut Fonio Recipe

  • Fonio – this tiny grain is becoming popular here in the USA. It is sold in some Whole Foods Market or online on Amazon.
  • Vegetable Broth – you can use homemade vegetable broth or store-bought.
  • Coconut Milk – you can use homemade coconut milk or from a can.
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Thyme
  • Green Onion
  • Turmeric
  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Salt

How To Make Turmeric Coconut Fonio?

  1. Place fonio in a bowl, add cold water and wash fonio thoroughly to remove the stone, it is very small. Set aside.
  2. Add coconut milk and water in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, bring to a boil.
  3. Add onion, turmeric, garlic, ginger, thyme, green onion, red bell pepper, and salt.
  4. Cook for about 5-8 minutes. Add the washed fonio and stir to coat.
  5. Cover saucepan and reduce heat to cook for another 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and stir.

Turmeric Coconut Tips And Variations

  1. Substitute water for vegetable broth. You can also replace the vegetable broth with water and vegan bouillon.
  2. Use lite coconut milk instead of full fat for lower calories.

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Nutritional Value for Turmeric Coconut Fonio

(Per serving)

  • Energy:326 kcal / 1363 kJ
  • Fat:13 g
  • Protein:9 g
  • Carbs:40 g

Cooking Time

  • Cooking:10 min
  • Ready in:10 min
  • 4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fonio
  • 1 cup vegetable broth, or water
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 stalk green onion, chopped
  • spring onion, chopped for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

Directions for Turmeric Coconut Fonio Recipe

  1. Place fonio in a bowl, add cold water and wash fonio thoroughly, it is very small. Set aside.
  2. Add coconut milk and water in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, bring to a boil.
  3. Add onion, turmeric, garlic, ginger, thyme, green onion, red bell pepper, and salt.
  4. Cook for about 5-8 minutes. Add the washed fonio and stir to coat.
  5. Cover saucepan and reduce heat to cook for another 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and stir.

Serve and enjoy. Drop your experience in the comment box below.

 

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