African Vegetable Stew, Ethiopian style


African Vegetable Stew, Ethiopian style

The addition of yams adds authentic African flavor to a basic vegetable stew. Try this popular African dish tonight!


  • 1 onion (very large), chopped
  • 1 Swiss chard bunch
  • 1 cn garbanzo beans
  • 1/2 c raisins
  • 1/2 c rice, raw
  • 2 yams
  • several fresh tomatoes (or large can)
  • 1 garlic clove (or more to taste)
  • salt and pepper
  • Tabasco sauce


1. Fry onion, garlic and white stems of chard until barely limp. Add chopped greens and fry a bit. Either peel the yams or scrub them well with a vegetable brush, then slice them into thick slices.

2. Add garbanzos, raisins, yams, tomatoes, salt and pepper. Cook for several minutes. Make a well in the center of the mixture in the pot. Put the rice in the well and pat it down until it's wet. Cover and cook until rice is done, about 25 minutes. Add Tabasco sauce to taste.

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