It's been a pretty unkind Winter here in Minneapolis. The sun has even seemed to be running from the cold and wind.
Enter my recipe for an African Peanut Soup. It's sure to warm up your inside. This soup is such a crazy mix of tastes I have never experienced. The first time I made it, I went straight back for more and even made a new batch the very next day. If you enjoy Pad Thai, Curries, Peanut sauces or just peanut butter in general, get on with making this.
Here we go:
3 Tbsp olive oil
2 medium onions, chopped fine
2 large red bell peppers, chopped fine
5 cloves garlic, minced
2 cans tomatoes with green chilies (Mexican tomatoes)
8 cups vegetable stock
2 Tbsp chili powder
1 cup crunchy peanut butter
2 cups cooked brown rice
salt and pepper to taste
How to put it all together:
- Place olive oil in a large stock pot over medium heat. Cook onions and red peppers until slightly caramelized and tender add the chili powder, mix. Add garlic towards the end. Stir in tomatoes, vegetable stock and salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
- Stir in peanut butter really well, add in rice and cook 10 more minutes, with the pot covered.