In West Africa peanuts are commonly called groundnuts because they are grown underneath the dirt. Peanuts are found in many West African countries such as Ghana, the Ivory Coast and Senegal.
- Fruits and Veggies Matter Child Recipe Cards by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, public domain government resource—original source of recipe
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup long-grain rice
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 tbsp canola oil
- 1 medium-size onion, chopped
- 3 small sweet potatoes, peeled and cut crosswise into ½-inch thick slices
- 1 cup sliced okra
- 2 cups shredded green cabbage
- 1 x 13.75 ounce can low-sodium chicken broth
- ½ cup natural chunky peanut butter
- 3 bananas, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp chopped parsley
- ¼ cup chopped unsalted peanuts
- In a medium pot over high heat, heat water, rice, and salt to boiling.
- Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 20 minutes until rice is tender.
- Meanwhile, in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat, heat theoil. Add the onion. Cook 5 minutes.
- Add the sweet potatoes, okra and cabbage.
- Cook 10 minutes longer stirring occasionally.
- Stir in chicken broth, peanut butter, bananas, and chopped parsley; heat to boiling.
- Reduce heat to low; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes until thickened.
- Serve mixture over rice. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts.
- Serve Groundnut Stew over rice, and for an extra kick of flavor, add a dash of red pepper.