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Burundi - Red beans and plantains

So simple yet so nutritious

Aneri's note: It's easy to find plant-based dishes in Africa because meat is a luxury item. I haven't been to Burundi, but know people who have! The post-conflict situation doesn't make it the safest place to visit, but heard the lakes are quite lovely.


Red beans and plantains

Difficulty level (1-10): 3

This simple dish doesn't take a lot of effort to make, but makes for a comforting rice and bean variation, Burundi style.


Red kidney beans - 3 cups or 2 cans

Red palm oil - 2 TB (sustainable please!)

Onion - 1, sliced

Plantain - 1, sliced

Salt - to taste

Chili powder - 1 tsp

Water - 2 cups

1. Heat oil on saute function in an instant pot and cook onion until golden.

2. Add beans, plantains, salt, and chili pepper. Stir fry for a minute.

3. Add water and put on pressure cook for 6 minutes. The plantains should be cooked cooked and about a 1/2 cup of liquid should left in the pot. If there is more water, saute until boiled out.

This recipe was influenced by Global table and international cuisine.


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