Posho and Rice

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Appears in

The Settler's Cookbook

By Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Published 2009

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  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1 cup dried beanskidney or speckled pink beans commonly found in East Africa
  • Chilli and salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp groundnut oil
  • 1 large red onion, sliced


  • Soak the beans overnight, then drain them, cover with fresh water and boil for about three hours on a low heat until they are very soft.
  • Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onion and beans on a low heat for ten minutes. Add chilli and salt.
  • Cook the rice (using the recipe).
  • Layer rice with bean mix, and eat with plain yoghourt.