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WALI WA NAZI – Coconut Rice

WALI WA NAZI -Coconut Rice (*note: the crispy brown bottom)

This is a hard recipbecause I never measure.

Recipe:

Bring a 2 qt pot* of water to a boil.  Add salt generously (4-5 Tbsp) to boiling water.

*The pot that you use for rice should be wide bottomed.  Rice likes to be stretched out in a pot not piled on itself.

Salt generously because you'll be pouring it out later

Add rice to a slow count of 8 (or add 3 cups).

1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8

Stir rice and turn down a little (to avoid splashing out of the pot).

Be careful not to over stir rice!

Leave boiling for 4 minutes (5 or 6 minutes if it’s Basmati).  You want to try some “kernels” of rice.  If they are still a little crunchy the rice is ready to drain. 

Drain salt water.

Add 1 1/2 cup coconut milk to the rice (on the burner).  Stir in coconut milk but take care not to over stir and get mushy rice.

Add 1 1/2 cup coconut milk

Cover turn to a high low (like #4) for 4 minutes…this creates a golden bottom crust (ymmmmmm).  After 4 min. turn to low or minimum.

cover

Leave covered on low/minimum for 10 minutes.   After 10 minutes taste rice.  Is it still hard?  If it is cover for another 5minutes…repeat if nessecary.

Finish by uncovering the pot for up to 20 minutes (10 minutes works but the longer the rice cooks the drier it becomes).

Serve HOT!

(even though it tastes good cold too)

WALI WA NAZI -Coconut Rice

Preparation Time:

30 minutes

Serving Size:

3 adult suppers


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LEFTOVERS.

Fit for a 2 year-old

Yesterday’s beans? Hakuna Matata-No Problem!

Just add a bit of water to the beans and boil until creamy.  Then:

Add the rice and heat for a minute.

I added yesterdays rice at the end to heat-up the rice.

Fit for a 2 year-old

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MIHAGO – Cassava Root

Cassava Root

Peel it.  Boil it (with some salt). Eat with Kachumbari – Salad with Lime Dressing.  

Ready!

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CHOCO – Sweet Coconut Mung/Muungi Beans

CHOCO - Sweet Coconut Mung/Muungi Beans

Ingredients:

1 cup Mung/Muungi Beans

1 cup Coconut Milk canned or 1 cup shredded fresh coconut mixed with 1/2 cup water

3 Tbsp Sugar

Recipe:

Sort and clean the Mung beans.

Rinse Mung Beans

Boil the Mung Beans for 25 minutes. Drain water.

They should look like this.

Add Coconut milk or add fresh shredded coconut mixed with water. Add sugar and turn to medium. Don’t stir too much!

Don't stir too much!

With the lid off let the mung beans come to a boil and then them down to low. Let simmer for 15 minutes. Don’t stir too much!

Not yet.

NOW they are READY!

Enjoy with a cup of tea for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Serving Size:

2 adults

Preparation Time:

45 minutes

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CABAJ – Cabbage in Tomato Sauce

CABAJ - Cabbage in Tomato Sauce

Ingredients:

1/4 cup red onion

1/8 cup green bell pepper

1 cup sliced peeled tomato

1 Tbsp oil

1/2 tsp salt

pepper to taste

Recipe:

Cut veggies.

Peel tomatoes!

Peel tomato and cut everything fine (especially cabbage).

Cut cabbage fine!

On medium heat get pan & oil hot.  Add onions and green peppers and stir.  Let onions and green peppers cook for 5 minutes until onion is translucent.

FRESH!

Add tomatoes to the pot and stir. Turn down the heat and leave 5 minutes (making sure nothing burns) allowing tomatoes to soften.

Let tomatoes get soft.

Crush tomatoes until sauce is smooth.

Smash tomatoes.

Add salt and pepper and stir.

Add salt and pepper.

Add cabbage on the top of the sauce.  Cover (don’t stir).  Turn down heat to low.

Let it steam the cabbage.

Stir after 10 minutes. Cover and let simmer for 20 minutes.

Stir after 10 minutes, cover, & let simmer 20 min.

Great on rice, with bread, on coconut potatoes, on coconut green plantain or with chapati.

Serving Size:

5 adult sides

Preparation Time:

45 minutes.

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Kachumbari – Salad with Lime Dressing

KACHUMBARI - Salad with Lime Dressing

Ingredients:

1/8 cup red Onion

1/8 cup green sweet bell pepper

1/4 cup cabbage

1/4 cup lettuce (I like romaine)

1/4 cup peeled tomato

1/4 tsp salt

pepper to taste

1 1/2 Tbsp lime juice

Recipe:

Cut onion really thin!

Cut vegetables in small pieces (especially onion).  Peel tomato and slice into small pieces.

Don't forget to peel tomato first!

Mix vegetables together and add salt, pepper, & lime.

Lime Time

Mix well again!

Ready!

Enjoyed best with boiled cassava, boiled green plantain, boiled potato, coconut rice, & beans and rice.

Serving Size: 

3 adult side dishes

Preparation Time:

10 minutes

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“TO GO!”

To Go!

“TO GO!”.

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Maharage and Rice (Cococut Beans and Rice) & Kachumbari (Lime Salad)

Maharage and Rice (Cococut Beans and Rice) & Kachumbari (Lime Salad).

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MAHARAGE – Coconut Beans

Maharage - Coconut Beans

MAHARAGE – Coconut Beans.

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VIAZI WA NAZI – Coconut Potatos

Viazi wa Nazi - Coconut Potatos

VIAZI WA NAZI – Coconut Potatos.

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