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Cauliflower Waakye

Waakye is a Ghanaian favourite dish and is usually cooked with rice and black eyed beans. I'm using Cauliflower Rice as a substitute for rice because rice can often leave dishes feeling heavy. In addition, it’s a great way to squeeze more servings of vegetables into your day.


There are several ways of making cauliflower rice. You can grate with a box grater, chop it up finely with a knife, blend it until crumbly or use a food processor to pulse until small pieces are formed.



Now let's make our waakye.


You'll need...

1 cup dried black eyed beans/ peas soaked overnight

2 cups of cauliflower

3-5 dried millet stalk leaves

water for cooking

salt as required


Pour over a litre of water into a saucepan together with the millet leaf stalks. Put on high heat to boil.

Rinse the soaked beans and add to the boiling water. Cover and let it cook till tender. Ensure all the water is soaked up or drain the rest off before adding the cauliflower rice. All it needs to cook is some steam.

When the cauliflower takes on the colour and is tender remove millet stalks.


Serve with stew, shito and any condiments of your choice.



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