Waakye | African Beans & Rice

We are in the fourth week of Buffet on Table ,a one month long blogging marathon.This week we will be showcasing Breakfast from Countries.For the first day I made this African Breakfast dish.Waakye is a Ghanaian dish made from rice and beans.It is cooked by boiling rice and beans together.

Waakye is mostly eaten for breakfast. It may be eaten with fried fish, fried plantain, boiled eggs, fried chicken. It was originated from the northern parts of Ghana.

Blogging Marathon#56

Theme-Breakfast Across Countries
Country-Ghana ,West Africa
2 cups long grain rice/basmati
1 cup red beans,cooked
1 cup black beans,cooked
1/2 cup canola oil
1 onion,chopped
4 garlic cloves,minced
3 tomatoes,chopped
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt to taste
4 cups water or vegetable broth
Heat canola oil in a pan and add chopped onions, garlic,smoked paprika and cayenne pepper.Saute for 2 minutes.
Now add chopped tomatoes and cook for about 7-8 minutes or until tomatoes are softened.
Add washed rice and stir for 2 minutes.
Finally add cooked beans , water and salt .Stir and reduce the heat to simmer.Cook covered for about 15 minutes or until rice are cooked.
Serve hot with any stew or gravy.
Best regards,
Sapana Behl

13 comments on “Waakye | African Beans & Rice”

  1. Usha says:

    Though this is a breakfast item in Ghana, I can have it either for lunch or dinner as a one pot meal with some riatha or just plain yogurt.

  2. beautiful dish !, though the idea of rice for breakfast is not popular in our country, but I see lot of rice dishes in the international cuisine..would love these as red beans are a favorite.

  3. Kalyani says:

    isnt this yummy 🙂 I made this too !! posting it this week and we loved it a lot…

  4. Srivalli says:

    The picture looks so yum Sapana, very beautifully clicked..good one to share!

  5. A filling and delicious breakfast.

  6. Srividhya says:

    Breakfast needs to be heavy and this is so perfect and apt. Rice with beans. Carbs and protein is always filling.

  7. Sandhiya says:

    Very fulfilling and healthy breakfast.

  8. I cant imagine having rice with beans for my breakfast though this dish is definitely an protein rich dish..Filling breakfast.

  9. Very filling and yummy breakfast.

  10. Pavani N says:

    What a filling and nutritious dish to start any day.

  11. That sounds like one simple yet filling dish.

  12. Sounds yum n very filling.

  13. I wouldnt mind having this for lunch or dinner even

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