W – West African Beans & Rice

West African Beans & Rice

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During the A-Z Blog Challenge I will bring Dave Ramsey Fans recipes from across the web and around the world that contain BEANS and RICE. As part of the challenge I would love for you to share a link to your favorite budget friendly recipe that starts with the letter of the day.


West African Beans & Rice

From bayoucritter aka. angela @ Food.com


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/4-1/2 cup olive oil (palm oil 2-3T)
  • 2 cans white beans, 8oz (navy, great northern, black eye peas)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 pinch salt
  • cayenne pepper (to YOUR taste! The West African brand is very hot and needs less. The Spanish Cayenne is milder in t)
  • 2 -3 cups white rice, cooked


  • In skillet, add Oil, Onion, Garlic.
  • Cook on med heat, stirring often.
  • When onion is lightly browned, add Tomato Paste.
  • Stirring constantly until the Paste has’separated’ and is a deep burgundy/brown color.
  • Be careful not to let burn!
  • Takes about 10-15 minutes.
  • Stir in Bean’juice’.
  • Then, add the beans, salt and 1cup of the water.
  • Let simmer about 10min.
  • Stir occasionally.
  • When mixture begins to thicken, stir in Cayenne Pepper, to taste and continue to simmer til you have a thick, velvety’sauce’.
  • Use remaining water to adjust consistency to your liking.
  • Serve over White Rice.

Please see actual website for pictures and detailed instructions – Food.com

Please share your favorite recipes and enjoy the A-Z Challenge.


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