Hey friends! Today i want to share with you my newest early morning cereal. Since it was introduced to me by my very good friend makuo (Hi siraj :D), i just can’t seem to get enough of it. It has a nutty flavor and tastes very much like ground oats. I am still making variations of this meal as sometimes i add groundnuts, raisins or cashew nuts to it alongside milk.
Acha a.k.a Fonio is a type of millet like grain which is similar to couscous and quinoa in both texture and appearance. It is grown in West Africa especially in the northern part of the country where it’s locally referred to as “Hungry Rice”and is usually prepared in form of salad, stew, porridge (just like tapioca a.k.a kpokpo garri) or even ground into flour for bread. Acha is highly rich in amino acids and iron which makes it very nutritious for everyone including pregnant women and children. It’s gluten-free and nutritious because it contains two amino acids, cystine and methionine, which makes it a favorite to be baked into bread for diabetics, those who are gluten intolerant or have celiac disease. If you haven’t heard of acha, you should try including it in your diet. Here’s how it’s prepared.
How to make Acha “Fonio” pudding
• Prep Time: 10 minutes
• Cook Time: 25 minutes
• Total Time: 35 minutes
• Misc: Serve hot