Waakye/Waache is basically a rice and beans dish often served with other sides such as fried plantain, garri (grated cassava), spaghetti and avocado. It originated with the northern tribes of Ghana and they are known to cook it best. It's however enjoyed by all Ghanaians now and it's popularly sold as a street food and will probably top the list of the most eaten and enjoyed Ghanaian street food.
3 millet stalks
One pound of wele (cow skin)
-Remove all unwanted particles in the beans. Washed and soak overnight to reduce the cooking time.
-Boil beans in a large saucepan with enough water.
-Remove all tilapia scales, fins. Cut tilapia into desirable sizes and wash thorougly.
-Season the tilapia with salt, maggi and black pepper to add flavour and leave for 5-10 minutes before frying.
-Wash millet stalks quickly and add to the boiling beans.
-Carefully examine the brown rice if is free from husks and stones.
-Wash the brown rice, drain all water and remove the millet stalks before adding the rice to the beans when its soft.
-Add water to the mixture depending on how soft you want it and cover to cook.
-Add salt and stir.
-Blend tomatoes,pepper, garlic and ginger.
-Put oil in saucepan and add chopped onions and stir.
-Add blended garlic and ginger, when the edges of the onion turns golden brown. After 2-3 minutes, add blended tomatoes, pepper and wele.
-allow to cook until sauce thickens and the oil settles on top.
-Add salt, maggi and allow to simmer for 2-3 minutes.
Serve with stew.
Recipe Credit: Farmartghana
Pic Credit: Farmartghana