Skip to product information
1 of 3

Yassa! Fonio Pilaf

Yassa! Fonio Pilaf

Regular price $7.24
Regular price Sale price $7.24
7 oz / $1.03 per oz
Deal Sold out

Sweet onion. Smoky habanero. And the zesty brightness of citrus. What could be better than that? This easy-to-make pilaf combines the comforting flavors of yassa with fonio, an ancient West African grain.

Size

This product is so popular, it just sold out.

We'll notify you when it’s back in stock.


View full details

Collapsible content

Details

For the uninitiated, yassa is a popular Senegalese chicken dish that's made with caramelized onions, lime juice, and chilis. Yolé;lé; brings fun to the table in the form of fonio, a West African grain known for its nutty, earthy flavor. It's ready to eat in just 5 minutes, and makes a light and fluffy pilaf that goes great with roasted meats or grilled veggies.

Ingredients

Fonio, Onion, Salt, Contains 2% or less of Carrot, Date sugar, Dried yeast, Lime juice powder (Maltodextrin, lime juice solids), Sunflower oil, Lemon powder (Rice maltodextrin, lemon juice concentrate, lemon oil), Scallions, Lime leaves, Spices, Organic Cayenne.

  • BIPOC Owned
  • Black Owned
  • Direct/Fair Trade
  • Subscribable
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • TerraCycle Packaging

How to Use

Serve with a side of roasted chicken, or grilled fish.

Recycling

The bag is recyclable through TerraCycle by following our special instructions.

These are general guidelines for broadly-recyclable materials. Check with your local recycler to confirm what they take.

Hive Five™ Certified

No need to guess what's in your food or how it was made. Our experts vet every product for ingredient integrity, responsible sourcing, and great taste using our own criteria called the Hive Five.

Learn more

Ingredient Integrity

Yolélé connects smallholder farmers (mainly women) with local and global markets. These farmers employ regenerative techniques like intercropping, cover-cropping, and crop rotation, which give back to the earth rather than depleting its resources.

Low Carbon Footprint

Yolélé creates a market for traditional crops grown under a more resilient farming system, meaning that more land is devoted to farming more biodiverse crop systems.

Recyclable Packaging

Committed to Social Good

Yolélé donates money and product to various organizations such as Whole Planet, DIG, Chefs 4 Impact, and Fuel the People.

Rave Worthy

Our team personally tests every product to make sure it’s good enough to end up in your home, not a landfill.

Ingredient Integrity

Yolélé connects smallholder farmers (mainly women) with local and global markets. These farmers employ regenerative techniques like intercropping, cover-cropping, and crop rotation, which give back to the earth rather than depleting its resources.

Low Carbon Footprint

Yolélé creates a market for traditional crops grown under a more resilient farming system, meaning that more land is devoted to farming more biodiverse crop systems.

Recyclable Packaging

Committed to Social Good

Yolélé donates money and product to various organizations such as Whole Planet, DIG, Chefs 4 Impact, and Fuel the People.

Rave Worthy

Our team personally tests every product to make sure it’s good enough to end up in your home, not a landfill.

How it does good

Most people in West Africa rely on farming to live, but don't have access to markets or economic security. Many young people looking for job opportunities leave for overcrowded cities and struggle to find work, or risk their lives trying to get to Europe. That's why Yolé;lé; crafts foods and snacks that provide economic opportunity for smallholder farmers. Buying West Africa's oldest cereal grain can help alleviate extreme poverty, unlock opportunities, and transform communities in West Africa.

Third Party Certifications

  • Gluten Free

Yolélé

Yolélé is a purpose-driven African food company, with a mission to create economic opportunity for smallholder farming communities. Founded by award-winning Senegalese chef Pierre Thiam, Yolélé shares Africa's vibrant food with the world, starting with fonio: the ancient West African grain.

Shop Brand

More From This Maker