Tanzanian Coconut Bean Soup - Perfect for Fall!



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Add some African warmth to your autumn festivities with this Tanzanian favorite.

What You Need: 1/2 Cup Onions, finely chopped 

1/2 Cup Green Peppers, finely chopped 

1 tsp. Curry Powder 

1 tsp. Salt 

1/4 tsp. Pepper 

3 Tbsp. Butter 

1 Cup Fresh Tomato 

2 1/2 Cups Kidney Beans 

2 Cups Coconut Milk 

3 Cups Water 

1/2 Cup Cooked Rice 

1 tsp. Shredded Coconut

How To Make It: In a 3-quart saucepan saute onions, peppers, curry powder, salt, pepper, and butter until soft and translucent but not brown. Add 1 cup of fresh tomato, cut into 1/2-inch pieces Simmer for two minutes longer. Add kidney beans, coconut milk, water. Simmer gently for 10 minutes. Add 1/2 cup cooked rice. If you need to adjust the spices, do this. Serve one-cup portions in soup bowls. Garnish each bowl with one teaspoon of shredded coconut.