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    Beans in Coconut Sauce (Maharagwe Ya Nasi)

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    1 hr 45 mins

    15 mins

    1 hr 30 mins

    LifeIsGood's Note:

    This is a popular Kenyan dish posted by chef Keith Famie. Simple and satisfying! Cook time does not include the time for the beans to soak overnight. Note: If you want to make this recipe easier/faster, feel free to substitute canned beans and canned tomatoes!

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    1. 1
      Drain the beans (after soaking overnight in water).
    2. 2
      Put the beans and water into a stockpot. Simmer over medium heat for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until the beans are tender. Drain and return the beans to the stockpot.
    3. 3
      Heat the olive oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Sweat the onions, tomatoes and garlic until tender. Add the onion mixture to the beans. Add the coconut milk and bring to a simmer over low heat. Cook for 5 minutes.
    4. 4
      Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve warm!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 12, 2012


      Delicious! I cheated and used canned dark red kidney beans and canned crushed tomatoes. I love the sweetness of the coconut and the savory from the tomatoes, garlic and beans. My daughter's BF is from South Africa and he is always looking for recipes from that region. I am pretty sure he will love these too. Made for Photo tag.

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    • on February 25, 2012


      This is perfect. I did cheat & use canned beans (4 15oz light red kidney). The proportions to the sauce was just right. I also cheated & used 1 can diced tomatoes. ;) I think this would benefit from some hot pepper. There was just a very small bit leftover. I served this over basmati rice per children's suggestion. Made for Veggie Swap 2/12.

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    Nutritional Facts for Beans in Coconut Sauce (Maharagwe Ya Nasi)

    Serving Size: 1 (752 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 470.7
    Calories from Fat 145
    Total Fat 16.1 g
    Saturated Fat 12.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 47.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 72.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 10.0 g
    Sugars 42.0 g
    Protein 11.8 g

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