Many of us don’t know Waakye, but I bet you have heard of it before and, perhaps, mentioned it several times. I know you are probably thinking I am wrong but before you think too far, remember the second line in the popular Runtwon’s Mad Over You song, “I hope say she sabi cook waakye.”
Waakye is a Ghanaian meal and, just like in Nigeria, Ghanaian cuisine has a wide variety of traditional dishes. The popular Waakye (pronounced waachay), said to have originated from the northern parts of Ghana, is a combination of rice and beans made specially and it is both delicious and nutritious.
This dish is similar to the west Indian “rice and peas’ and the combination is also in Nigeria ,Togo, Benin, albeit prepared slightly different.
The rice is cooked with an indigenous leaf and mixed black eyed or kidney beans. It’s either served as breakfast or lunch.
For an easy recipe in cooking this meal, we have a video from Stellazone on how to make the best Ghanaian Waakye.
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