Ayimolou is a Togolese version of rice served with beans. This tasty meal is not complicated to prepare and can be enjoyed with your family.

Ayimolou

Ayimolou (Rice and beans)

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Ayimolou is a Togolese version of rice served with beans. This tasty meal is not complicated to prepare and can be enjoyed with your family. 
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Togolese

Ingredients
  

Ayimolou

  • 2 cup black eyed beans
  • 4 cup jasmine rice
  • 1 tsp potash or Akaun optional
  • ½ onion
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • salt to taste

Tomato Stew

  • 5 tomato puree
  • 1 can tomato 8 oz
  • 3 tbsp ginger
  • 3 tbsp garlic
  • 10 red chilies optional
  • 3 red onions large
  • 3 cup oil
  • 1 bouillon cube
  • pinch of baking soda
  • 1 cup doevi or smoked blended shrimp
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

Ayimolou

  • Remove unwanted particles and wash beans and soak beans overnight to reduce the cooking time.
  • Boil beans in a large saucepan with enough water and the Potash.
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  • Wash rice, drain water and add it to the cooked bean with the onion and oil. (follow the instruction for the manufacturer for the Jasmine rice)
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  • Add salt and stir, leave to cook whiles frequently checking to ensure desired texture.
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For the Tomato Stew

  • Add the blended onion to a saucepan, and cook for 10 min until the water evaporates.
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  • Add the oil and fry for 10 mins and add the tomato paste.
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  • Cook for 5 min and add the blended tomato, ginger and garlic. Reduce the heat to a low setting and cook for 25 minutes, by which time the sauce has reduced by half.
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  • Add the baking soda, doevi, cube and the red chili pepper.
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  • Cook for another 15 min
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Keyword Black Eyed Beans, Rice