African Stew

Recipe: African Stew \"african-peanut-soup2\"

Summary: Makes 4 small or 2 hearty servings


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 cups water or vegetable stock from cubes or powder
  • 2 cups peeled, diced yams or sweet potatoes
  • 1-2 cups canned, drained chick-peas
  • 1 cup brown or white rice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 cups chopped kale, collards, or other greens
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • dash chili sauce, chipotle sauce or Tabasco


  1. In large pot, sauté onion in oil over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add water, yams, chick-peas, rice, salt and simmer for 30 to 45 minutes (use the longer time for brown rice).
  3. In small bowl, blend peanut butter and 1/2 cup of hot liquid from stew to make a smooth paste.
  4. Stir into stew along with greens and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in lemon juice, chili sauce and adjust seasoning to taste. Serve with rice or bread.

Preparation time: 3 minute(s)

Cooking time: 30-45 minute(s) to simmer yams, chick-peas, rice and salt,  then 5 minute(s) to cook greens added to stew

Diet type: Vegetarian

Number of servings (yield): 4 small OR 2 hearty

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

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