African Yam Stew

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Sandy in California

I made this last night and it was great! Very simple and very good for you. I tasted it before adding the lemon juice and I think that I liked it better without, but the recipe (from a nutrition book - Becoming Vegetarian) called for it, so I've included it below. I added some cooked tomatoes at the same time as the yams. I used 2 very rounded teaspoons of some Chinese Chili Garlic sauce I had in the fridge. I ate it with a dolop of yogurt. Nothing else needed, it's a complete meal. My boyfriend ate it with Pita though. I can't wait for the leftovers tonight :-)

Top Review by Nicole F.

I loved the texture of this dish...almost like a risotto. It was yummy and easy, and great for a quick weeknight dinner. I didn't use the full amount of peanut butter but it was plenty peanut-y for my tastes. Added some sriracha, as well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat 2 Tblsp of stock in a large pot. Add the onion and saute over medium heat for 5 minutes, adding more stock if necessary.
  2. Add the remaining stock, yams, chickpeas, rice and salt; simmer for 45 minutes.
  3. In small bowl, blend the peanut butter with 1/2 cpu of liquid from the stew to make a smooth paste. Stir into the stew along with the greens and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the lemon juice, pepper and tamari or Braggs; add chili sauce to taste.
  5. Adjust seasonings and serve.

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