Recipes from Benin: Peanut Sauce over Rice

Recipes from Benin

Peanut Sauce over Rice

Country: Benin
Course: Sides
Makes: 6 servings


  • 3 tbsp red palm oil
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp habanero pepper, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 beef bouillon cube or 1 tsp beef bouillon powder
  • 1 cup water, more if needed
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup diced onion


  1. Heat the palm oil in a pan, then add the tomato paste, habanero, salt, onion and bouillon.
  2. Cook for two or three minutes, then add the peanut butter and the water.
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 or 15 minutes. Serve over boiled rice.