African Vegetable Stew


  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 1 swiss chard bunch

  • 1 can garbanzo beans

  • ½ cup raisins

  • ½ cup rice, raw

  • 2 yams

  • several fresh tomatoes

  • 1 garlic cloves

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • Tabasco sauce to taste

Fry onion, garlic and white stems of chard until barely limp. Add chopped greens and fry for a bit.

Either peel the yams or scrub them well with a vegetable brush, then slice them into slices. Add garbanzo beans, raisins, yams, tomatoes, salt and pepper. Cook for 2-3 minutes.

Make a well in the center of the mixture in the pot. Put the rice in the well and pat it down until it is wet.


Cover and cook until the rice is done, about 25 minutes. Add Tabasco sauce to taste.