Ghana March 6

Independence Day
Officially called the Republic of Ghana and previously known as the Gold Coast, it was renamed Ghana upon independence in 1957. This African country borders Côte d’Ivoire to the west, Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east, and the Gulf of Guinea to the south. A lot of the history of Ghana comes from oral tradition over the ages, giving an idea of how its civilization flourished.

Jollof rice with chicken

Serves 6
• 2 tablespoon oil
• 1 large onion chopped
• 3 chicken legs with thighs attached
• 1 large can tomatoes
• 3 cups chicken stock
• 2 cups of rice (washed)
• ½ cup of ham
• ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1 cup green beans
• 2 hot peppers
• 1 sprig of fresh herbs (any that you like)
• Salt and pepper to taste
In a large pot or dutch oven cook onions in oil until tender. Add chicken, can tomatoes and cover the chicken with water until boiling then turn down to simmer cover and cook for 30 minutes. Remove chicken and add rice, ham, cinnamon give a good stir then add back chicken , green beans, hot peppers, and herbs. Salt and pepper to taste. Before serving take out fresh cooked herbs.

Try with:
Star beer or Pinotage wine (Africa)        Me daa si.