African Peanut Stew
African Peanut Stew is hearty and earthy. A perfect comfort food with complex flavors and texture.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
- 2 cups brown basmati rice
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil or safflower oil
- 2 yellow onions, rough diced
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped, add seeds to increase heat
- 2 Tablespoon curry powder
- 1 Tablespoon minced fresh ginger
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 2 cups chopped tomatoes, jarred or canned chopped tomatoes, with juices
- 1/3 cup smooth or chunky all-natural unsalted peanut butter
- 2 sweet potatoes cut into 1-inch dice
- 4 cups shredded green or red Swiss chard could substitute kale
- Sea salt to taste
- 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/4 cup unsalted raw peanuts, for garnish
Cook rice according to package directions; cover and set aside.
Meanwhile, in a 5- to 6-qt saucepan or stockpot, heat oil on medium heat. Add onions and sauté, stirring occasionally, until tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Add garlic, jalapeños, curry powder and ginger and sauté for 1 more minute.
Stir in the broth, tomatoes and peanut butter. Add potatoes and chard and increase heat to medium-high. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook until potatoes and chard are tender, uncovered, 12 to 14 minutes. Season with salt.
Divide rice among serving bowls. Top with stew and cilantro.