Rice with Beans

The rice that is made with beans in one pot,  It is a common recipe among many communities in Tanzania. Mainly prepared as a main meal during lunch time, it is eaten by the whole family. Sometimes, this dish is eaten for supper.


 3 cups (505 g) kidney beans, raw21 ¼ cups (4600 g) water4 cups (684 g) raw white rice, long grain1 large onion, red skinned, raw, unpeeled (206 g)2 tomatoes, red, ripe, raw (226 g)1 ¼ cups (238 g) cooking oil2 tbsp. (27 g) salt

Preparation 2 hours 45 minutes | Cooking 3 hours 45 minutes | Serves 6

 Soak the beans in 13 ¼ cups of water for 2 hours 35 minutes.Boil the soaked beans for 3 hours.Peel, wash and cut onions and tomatoes separate-ly. Fry the onions in cooking oil until golden-brown, add the tomatoes until they have cooked down to a paste.Add salt to taste.Add the previously boiled beans and stir until evenly mixed and well coated with the tomatoes. Add 8 cups of water and let it boil.Wash rice until water runs clear.Add rice. When it starts boiling, reduce fire and let it cook on low heat for 20 minutes.Remove and serve hot.