Oh my gosh! It’s getting hot in here O! Cooking seems to be getting more and more interesting. I definitely hate ‘Monotony’…the word even sounds boring!

If one is not careful, a typical Nigerian wife could bore her husband to death with the same old recipe of rice meals, yam, beans, garri. After, stumbling on this recipe, I now believe that “Variety is the spice of life”!

So here is an interesting recipe for wives who like to experiment with food…

Peanut Stew


  • 2 cups brown basmati rice (certified gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1 tablespoon high-heat cooking oil (such as sunflower, safflower, peanut or grape seed oil)
  • 2 yellow onions, cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 jalapeño chile peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 cups boxed or jarred chopped tomatoes, with juices
  • 1/3 cup smooth or chunky all-natural unsalted peanut butter
  • 1 3/4 pounds sweet potatoes, cut into 1-inch dice
  • 4 cups shredded green or red Swiss chard
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro


Cook rice according to package directions; cover and set aside.

Meanwhile, in a 5- to 6-qt saucepan or stockpot, heat oil on medium. Add onions and sauté, stirring occasionally, until tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Add garlic, jalapeños, curry powder and ginger and sauté for 1 more minute.

Stir in broth, tomatoes and peanut butter. Add potatoes and chard and increase heat to medium-high. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook until potatoes and chard are tender, uncovered, 12 to 14 minutes. Season with salt.

Divide rice among serving bowls. Top with stew and cilantro.

Nutrition Information

Serves: 10 |  Serving Size: 1/2 cup cooked rice + 1 cup stew + 1/2 tablespoon cilantro

Per serving: Calories: 305; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 608mg; Carbohydrate: 55g; Dietary Fiber: 8g; Sugar: 11g; Protein: 10g

Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 875mg; Iron: 20%; Vitamin A: 318%; Vitamin C: 33%; Calcium: 10% 


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