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    Mchicha (East African Spinach

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    30 mins

    15 mins

    15 mins

    Chocolatl's Note:

    Adapted from Time/Life Foods of the World.

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    1. 1
      Place spinach and salt in a heavy 4-5 quart casserole.
    2. 2
      Cover tightly and cook over medium heat until spinach is tender, about 10 minutes.
    3. 3
      Drain spinach, squeezing it completely dry a handful at a time.
    4. 4
      Chop coarsely and set aside.
    5. 5
      Melt butter in a large, heavy skillet over moderate heat.
    6. 6
      Add onions and chilies and cook, stirring frequently, until soft but not brown, about 5 minutes.
    7. 7
      Stir in coconut milk and peanuts and bring to a simmer over moderate heat.
    8. 8
      Reduce heat to its lowest point.
    9. 9
      Cook uncovered, stirring frequently, 2-3 minutes.
    10. 10
      Add spinach and cook until heated through, 4-5 minutes more.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 04, 2011


      This was one of the sides for our delish Menu #66720. I sauteed the onions and chili in Niter Kibbeh--Ethiopian Spiced Clarified Butter
      for the butter kicking it up a little more. Then added the fresh picked chopped spinach right to the cooked onions. Let it wilt then added the milk and nuts. No salt needed. Scooped it up with Injera. A nice healthy spicy side. Thanks. Made for ZWT 2011.

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    • on May 26, 2011


      Great easy and tasty dish! We roasted the peanuts ourself as they taste better in this way.
      A new way for me to prepare spinach or chard or any greens from the garden.
      Thanks a lot. Done for ZWT7

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    Nutritional Facts for Mchicha (East African Spinach

    Serving Size: 1 (233 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 485.3
    Calories from Fat 248
    Total Fat 27.5 g
    Saturated Fat 16.4 g
    Cholesterol 15.2 mg
    Sodium 841.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 55.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 7.3 g
    Sugars 40.8 g
    Protein 10.8 g

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