Ghanian rice balls and groundnut soup recipe

By August 1, 2017 No Comments

A ‘hot’ favourite on the street-vendor scene in West Africa, this Ghanaian speciality will add some zing to your dinner table. A delectable blend of spices with a peanut-butter base that can be served as a soup or a stew to your liking – modified with the level of stock – the fluffy rice balls add texture while sponging up the exotic flavours.


Serves 4–6

optional: vegetable (chopped carrots, potato, okra, eggplant, etc.)
1 tbs oil
3 onions, chopped
1–2 tsp of fresh grated ginger
2–3 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped or pressed
1½ tsp salt
3–6 cups of vegetable stock (modify depending on whether you want soup or stew)
1 can pureed tomatoes
ground red pepper to taste, or fresh hot chilli pepper
2 tbs tomato paste
½ to 1 cup of creamy natural-style peanut butter (no sugar added
salt and pepper, to taste
70 g basmati rice, per person