Waakye (Rice & Beans)


Waakye is a very popular staple in Ghana, West Africa. It is sold on the street corners on almost every part of the capital city of Accra. It is usually served with Shitto (West African hot sauce), Gari (ground cassava), and your choice of a hard boiled egg, meat or fish; some people eat it with all three.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour


5 CUPS OF Rice
1 Tbsp of baking soda
1 Pound of Beans (black eyed peas, red beans, and black beans)
1 Tbsp of salt


Start by cooking your beans, preferably black eyed peas, let it cook for about 30 mins. Pour in your rice and add the baking soda and salt. When its boiling watch it because it could be boiling over because of the introduction of the baking soda. Lower the temperature on your stove and stir till it stops boiling over. Let it cook for another 30 minutes and then your waakye will be ready.

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