Cooking Mukimo with spinach is one of the different ways to use leafy green vegetables. This is a recipe that is originally from the Kikuyu community in Kenya.
In this post, it is by use of frozen spinach which can be fresh or frozen.
|Course||The Main Course|
|Cooking Time||30 Minutes|
✦ The Ingredients
- 400g can of red kidney beans
- 250g can of sweet corn
- 500g of potatoes
- 250 g creamed frozen spinach
- 1 onion
- 3.5 cups of water
- 4 tablespoons of cooking butter
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
✦ The Steps of Making Mukimo With Spinach
1 ✦ Peel the 500g of potatoes and chop them into big pieces.
2 ✦ Wash them. And then put them in a cooking pot.
3 ✦ Add the 3.5 cups of water to the potatoes and the 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Then start boiling them till they are cooked.
4 ✦ Open the 400g can of red kidney beans and drain all the water
5 ✦ Open the 250g can of sweet corn and drain all the water.
6 ✦ Peel the onion and slice it into small pieces.
7 ✦ Put the sliced onion in a frying pan and add the 4 tablespoons of cooking butter.
8 ✦ Cook the pieces of onion in medium heat. And keep turning them until they are brown in color.
9 ✦ Then add the 400g red kidney beans and the 250g of sweet corn.
10 ✦ Cook them at a medium heat for 10 Minutes.
11✦ Then, steam the 150g creamed spinach at medium heat for 5 minutes. And then drain the water from them.
12 ✦ Then drain the water from the boiled potatoes.
13 ✦ Reduced the heat and mash them well.
14 ✦ Add the 2 tablespoons mayonnaise and then mix it well.
15 ✦ Then add the mixture of the 400g red kidney beans and the 250g of sweet corn.
16 ✦ Then add the steamed creamed spinach and mix it well.
17 ✦ The Mukimo is ready!
✦ How is Mukimo Served
Mukimo is normally served with the chicken or beef stew or minced meat or even nyama choma and a salad.
✦ Some Tips For Mukimo with Spinach
- After steaming the 150g of the creamed frozen spinach, and you find that the pieces are not in small pieces, then you can blend them
- If you can cook with the fresh corn, red beans, and spinach, the better
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