Skip to main content New<> this month
Get the Allrecipes magazine

Fonio with Black Sesame Seeds

Rated as 0 out of 5 Stars
1 made it  |  0 reviews   |  1 photos

"Fonio is boiled with toasted black sesame seeds for a side dish or a gluten-free substitute for couscous. I was given this recipe by a Senegalese grocer after I complained about not liking the millet version of couscous and the high cost of quinoa. This tiny African grain is bursting with nutrition and health benefits and is so easy to cook. There are many ways to prepare fonio, but this is the recipe I prefer for ease and taste."
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.


23 m servings 268
Original recipe yields 2 servings


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

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 268 calories; 5.8 49.8 4.5 0 154 Full nutrition

Explore more


Read all reviews 0