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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