The Authentic Gluten-free OTI Fonio acts as a perfect replacement for rice and other local grains. If you are enthused about vegan or various versions of Ghanaian favorites or are finding other recipes to replace starchy carbohydrates or unhealthy meals, this Fonio Waakye recipe is definitely for you!
I bet you already have your sobolo ready? Let’s get started.
Pre-cooked red or White black-eyed beans
Waakye Leaves(Hibiscus) for Color (optional)
1 Chopped Onion
½ - 1 Chopped Green Pepper ( Capsicum)
Crushed and Diced 1-2 Cloves Garlic
Let’s make it!!
Start with a small amount of coconut oil in a heated pan large enough to make the waakye. The coconut oil should be enough to saute onions at medium to high heat. Once the oil is heated add onions, green peppers, and garlic and let sizzle; sautee but do not let the mixture get brown.
Once it is pre-cooked beans, stir and add some salt to taste.
Drop a reasonable number of waakye leaves and leave them to boil for about 10 minutes.
After that, pour your desired amount of OTI Fonio Gluten-free Fonio, stir and leave to boil for about 10minutes. I would suggest that you add the OTI Fonio bit by bit to see how it behaves in the mixture with the beans. If your pre-cooked beans have lots of water you might want to start with scooping some of the water out then adding it back in if necessary.
Sprinkle some water after some minutes.
Plate waakye with shitor and any other additions you may prefer like sauteed vegetables, stew, or avocado, and enjoy!