Have you ever tried fonio (pronounced phone-yo)? This ancient African grain cooks in just 5 minutes! In Mali, fonio is known as “the seed of the Universe” the grain at the root of existence. With a light, nutty flavor that has a texture similar to couscous, fonio is a perfect swap for quinoa, rice, or oatmeal. It’s gluten-free and can be prepared sweet or savory. Here’s a way you can use it.