We cooked long-grain rice in a spicy sauce of tomatoes and red peppers and then topped it with okra and black-eyed peas.
Easy and healthy, this African one-pot dish is a balanced vegan meal that packs fibres and proteins.
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In a food processor, blitz the tomatoes with one pepper, onion, garlic, and scotch bonnet chilli.
Heat the oil in a skillet and add the tomato paste. Then, tip the curry, paprika, thyme, and ginger and cook for 5 minutes.
Now, rinse the rice and add it to the tomato sauce along with bay leaves. Cover with water, bring to a boil, and simmer for 15 minutes.
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Finally, stir in the peas, sliced okra, and one diced pepper, and cook for 10 minutes or until the sauce has reduced. Season with salt and pepper and serve.