African peanut stew

Recipe Information

African peanut stew is a delicious African recipe usually served as a appetizer. It requires about 15 minutes of prep time and about 45 minutes of cooking time for a combined total time of 1 hour. The overall cooking skill level is considered intermediate. This recipe will yield 8 (serving size 1 cup) servings if prepared as directed.
Servings 8 (serving size 1 cup)
Preparation Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 45 Minutes
Total Time 1 Hour
Difficulty Intermediate
Main Ingredient Rice; Sweet Potatoes; Peanuts
Category Rice & Grains; Vegetables; Nuts, Fats, & Oils
Meal Lunch; Dinner; Snack
Type Appetizer; Side Dish
Subtype Soup
Cuisine African
Cook Method Stove Top


  • 1 cup instant brown rice

  • 2 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth, reduced salt

  • 1 teaspoon dehydrated minced onion

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 2 cups sweet potato, peeled and diced

  • 1 can (14.5 ounce) diced tomatoes with liquid

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter, reduced fat

  • 1 1/4 cups fat free milk

  • 3 cups (3 ounces) baby spinach leaves, coarsely chopped

  • 1/4 cup chopped dry roasted peanuts


  • Add the chicken broth, brown rice, minced onion, ground ginger, garlic powder, sweet potato, red pepper, tomatoes with liquid, and salt to a soup pot. Bring this mixture to a boil, then cover, turn down to medium low, and simmer for 10 minutes.

  • Add the peanut butter and milk, stirring well. Bring this mixture to a gentle simmer and cook for 5 minutes, uncovered. Add the spinach and cook until wilted, about 2-3 minutes.

  • Remove from heat. Add the chopped peanuts to the soup before serving if desired.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 200 cal

  • Total fat: 7g

  • Saturated fat: 2g

  • Monounsaturated fat: 0g

  • Cholesterol: 0mg

  • Sodium: 480mg

  • Potassium: 0mg

  • Carbohydrate: 28g

  • Fiber: 3g

  • Protein: 9g