Central African Republic - Spinach stew
Healthy plant-based peanut butter spinach stew for the win!
Aneri's note: So I represented C.A.R. at a Model United Nations conference in college. It was my first time learning about this country, usually when you get a country like this there is very little you can do at a model UN conference.
Difficulty level (1-10): 3
Simple name, but a tasty dish!
Onion - 1, diced
Oil - 2 TB
Tomatoes - 2, peeled and sliced
Green bell pepper - 1, chopped
Spinach - 2 lbs
Salt - 1 tsp
Chili pepper - 2
Peanut butter - 4 TB
1. In a heavy skillet or stew pot, saute onions in moderately hot oil until golden. Stir in tomatoes and green pepper and chili.
2. After a minute or so, add spinach, salt. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes.
3. Add peanut butter to the pot. Continue cooking for another 10-15 minutes, stirring frequently, and keeping a close watch to prevent burning. Add small amounts of water as necessary so that the stew doesn't stick to the pot bottom.
4. Serve with rice or a stiff porridge.
Recipe influenced by CDKitchen and recipe lion kitchen.
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