Growing Chefs! Ontario Fonio Porridge
Measure out all ingredients needed for the recipe. Gather all of the equipment needed for the recipe.
Rinse the fonio by pouring it into a bowl of water. Use clean hands to mix the fonio with the water, Be careful when pouring off the water not to lose too much fonio! It’s a very small grain. If using a strainer, make sure it is fine enough. Measure out milk into a liquid measuring cup or open the can of coconut milk with a can opener (if using). Gather the spices in a small piece of cheesecloth and close with string (if using).
Pour the water in a pot with the spices and bring to a boil over high heat. When the water has come to a boil, the heat to medium and add the fonio while stirring constantly. reduce
Cover the pot with a lid but leave it open a little bit so it doesn’t spill over. Let it cook for 5 – 7 minutes, until the fonio is cooked and thickened. Add the milk or coconut milk and allow it to cook for another 2- 3 minutes then remove from the heat. Add some sugar or honey to taste. Don’t eat the spices – remove from the porridge before serving.
Serve the fonio porridge topped with honey, sugar or maple syrup. Also great with fruits, nuts, and seeds of your choice!