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.


Groundnut stew


  1. In a medium pot over high heat, heat water, rice, and salt to boiling.
  2. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 20 minutes until rice is tender.
  3. Meanwhile, in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat, heat theoil. Add the onion. Cook 5 minutes.
  4. Add the sweet potatoes, okra and cabbage.
  5. Cook 10 minutes longer stirring occasionally.
  6. Stir in chicken broth, peanut butter, bananas, and chopped parsley; heat to boiling.
  7. Reduce heat to low; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes until thickened.
  8. 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.

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