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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.

CuisineKenyan Food
Course The Main Course
Cooking Time 30 Minutes
Servings 4

✦ 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