Coconut Milk Bean Soup

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Enjolinfam

This recipe comes from Tanzania. A friend from Togo brought me this recipe he found on the internet, because he knew I was looking for African recipes to post for ZWT4. Cooking time doesn't include the time to cook the 1/2 cup rice. Thanks Sylvanus!

Top Review by Bugeah

This was excellent! Even the picky eaters loved it. I think next time I will add a little more beans, rice, and tomatoes as I like a lot of "stuff" in my soups. The flavor was fantastic though. I served it with fresh pumpernickel bread and it went really well together. This also helped to teach our kids about the foods that people in Africa eat.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan, heat the oil and sauté the onions until softened (maybe about 5 minutes).
  2. Add green peppers, curry powder, salt, pepper, butter or margarine, and tomato, and simmer for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the kidney beans with their liquid, the coconut milk, and water.
  4. Simmer gently for 10 minutes, Stir in the cooked rice and heat for about 2 minutes.
  5. Ladle into bowls. Top each serving with 1 Tablespoon of shredded coconut, and serve.

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