Waakye is a traditional Ghanaian dish. It is a delicious fusion of rice and beans cooked together with some spices. Waakye in the Hausa tribe means beans, Black eyed beans is mainly the beans used to prepare Waakye.
- Yield: 6 Servings
- 2 cups of basmati rice (washed)
- 2 cups of black-eyed beans (washed)
- 1 onion (chopped)
- 1 teaspoon chilli pepper
- Tomato paste
- 4 tablespoons Dark Soy sauce
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 4 teaspoons seasoning powder or equivalent
How to Make It
- Pour black-eyed beans into a pot, add a generous amount of water and place on medium heat.
- Add half a teaspoon of baking soda and leave to cook for 20 minutes, top-up water level if it runs low.
- Add dark soy sauce, chilli pepper powder, chopped onions, and seasoning to beans and mix together with a wooden spoon.
- Add rice to beans then reduce heat.
- Leave to cook for approx. 20 minutes (mix every few minutes).
- After 20 minutes, check that rice and beans are both fully cooked then turn off the hob and dish food onto a plate.