Peanutty African Stew

(4 votes)
Makes: 8 servings
Total Cost: $5.06
Serving Cost: $0.63


1 cup
brown rice (instant)
2 cups
chicken broth (reduced sodium)
1/3 tablespoon
dehydrated onion (minced)
1/2 teaspoon
garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon
ginger (ground)
1/8 teaspoon
red pepper (optional)
2 cups
sweet potato (peeled and diced)
1 can
tomatoes (diced, 14.5 ounces, with liquid)
1/2 teaspoon
salt (optional)
1/2 cup
peanut butter (creamy, reduced-fat)
1 1/4 cups
milk (non-fat)
3 cups
baby spinach (coarsely chopped)
1/4 cup
peanuts (roasted, chopped)
green onion (optional, thinly sliced for garnish)


  1. Combine first 9 ingredients in a soup pot. Bring to boil, then turn down to medium low, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in peanut butter and milk. Return to gentle simmer and cook uncovered for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in spinach and cook until wilted, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. Ladle stew into bowls and top with peanuts and green onion, if desired.



  • Substitute 12 ounces frozen spinach for fresh.
  • Flavor boosters: chopped cilantro, red and green peppers, raisins.


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