Joloff-Inspired Fonio

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated September/October 2023

Infusing the flavors of West Africa’s popular Jollof rice brings brightness and depth to the earthy, ancient grain, fonio.

SERVES4 to 6

TIME45 minutes

Joloff-Inspired Fonio

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Blending tomatoes and aromatics creates a smooth, flavorful cooking liquid for the fonio, while also imparting a rouge color that’s characteristic of Joloff Rice. Topped with sweet, soft caramelized onions and fresh parsley, this dish works...

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