This dish is a basic maize (corn) and bean stew and it originated in the Kikuyu tribe in Africa. It is a great source of protein.
- dried whole kernel corn (maize);
- rinsed in cold water
- dried beans (kidney beans or similar);
- soaked in cold water for a few hours, rinsed
- In a large pot, combine equal amount dried corn and beans. Add enough cold water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook over high heat for ten minutes.
- Reduce heat. Cover and simmer for two hours or until corn and beans are tender. Cook until almost dry: in the finished dish, most of the water should be absorbed or evaporated, and the corn and beans should be tender yet still intact, not mushy. Season with salt, oil, or fat.
- Serve hot, alone as a main dish, or as a side to any other dish.