Hello people!!!

Hope you have enjoyed our culinary dishes around Africa so far. We would like to appreciate all our followers and say thank you for your feedback. This week we are in the city of Luanda (said to be the most expensive city in Africa). It is the capital of Angola located in Central Africa, sharing borders with Namibia and Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia. It is one of the Portuguese speaking countries in Africa. For our special weekend recipe this week, we’ll be preparing Brown rice with fried bananas.

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So if you are ready to get munching, let’s get cooking.

Preparation time: 20 mins

Cooking time: 1hr 10 mins

Servings: 6


2 cups brown rice

2 cups tomato juice

2 cups water

2 medium onions

2 medium green peppers

½ cup peanut oil

1 tbsp curry powder

1 tsp salt

¼ tsp pepper

3 medium tomatoes, chopped

½ cup peanut butter,

2 medium bananas (or plantains)



In a pot over high heat, pour the brown rice, tomato juice and water. After 40 – 50 minutes, reduce the heat and simmer until rice is done.

Slice the onions and the green peppers and saute using a quarter of the peanut oil. Add the curry powder, salt and pepper and heat up for about a minute.

Add a quarter cup of water, the tomatoes and peanut butter and simmer for five minutes.

Heat the remaining peanut oil in a large skillet then peel the bananas and slice into ½ inches. Saute the bananas until golden brown on both sides.

Serve the rice on a platter, topped up in an onion sauce with the fried bananas.


Do you have another method of preparing this or do you have a recipe you will like to share with us? Drop your comments below. 

Udochi Anyogu
Yuddie is a lover of life, travel and food. She sources information on recipes from around Africa and shares it with the world.
Udochi Anyogu
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