How to Cook Easy healthy Sweet Potato and White Kidney Beans Porridge (Cannellini Beans) Recipe

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Sweet potato recipes are good when combined with white kidney beans or cannellini beans. You will learn how to prepare sweet potato recipe such with white kidney beans (cannellini beans), in this case. Sweet potato porridge is very sweet and healthy meal for any one, you can prepare this sweet potatoes with kidney beans, black-eyed beans and honey beans or by simply using cannellini beans (white kidney beans). Also seehow to prepare the red kidney beans. This sweet potato recipe is very rich and tasty, especially when combined with some vegetables like tomatoes, spring onions and green peas. However, there is another version of beans recipe and potato porridge, which is usually cooked with Irish potatoes, even the usual white yam can be prepared in this manner.

The above picture shows a healthy sweet potato recipe made with white kidney beans (Cannellini Beans) which can be served as breakfast, lunch or dinner; it is very sweet, easily satiating and filled with healthy ingredients. Most people add sugar to their beans meal, but since the sweet potato is naturally sweet, there will be no need of adding sugar to this recipe; in this case, this sweet porridge recipe can be served to your babies as well but with less pepper.

Sweet potato recipe and white kidney beans porridge (cannellini beans) is not really the type of restaurant meal that you can get in touch at any time, that is why you should learn how fix this meal at home with your preferred healthy ingredients. An easy way to prepare this sweet potato and beans porridge is to first of all soak these cannellini beans or whatever beans you want to work with in cold water for at least 6 hours to soften the beans before placing them on heat to cook. These cannellini beans seem to be very tough when touched; it is similar to the red kidney beans, which also take longer time to cook. see how to cookred kidney beans and plantain recipe

Picture of dried cannellini beans (White kidney beans)
Picture of dried cannellini beans (White kidney beans)

 

Soaking of beans in water is one of the fastest methods of preparing any beans recipe; the process helps to soften the beans and therefore double them in size and in quantity and it helps hasten the cooking time as well..

Sweet potato and beans recipe can be served as main dish, but you can as well cook the beans plain without having to combine with the sweet potatoes, on the other hand, sweet potatoes can be prepared just the same way as yam porridge without adding beans.

I couldnt just make this sweet potato recipe without using few vegetables for it, the vegetables make this dish attractive, crunchy and enjoyable. You can make your choice of vegetables or simply cook the sweet potato porridge with no vegetable; this was just my choice and couldnt do without those baby vegies.

In this sweet potato and beans porridge recipe, I made use of the cannellini beans which are also called the “white kidney beans”, but you replace these with black the black eyed beans, honey beans or brown beans, they are great for this recipe too. Feel fry to use any kind of meat if you really love meat like me, I used fish this time around, and however, if you are a vegetarian, you can simply prepare this potato and beans recipe with no meat or fish added to it. I love the flavour of fish in my beans recipe, also, I love my sweet potato and beans porridge to be a little bit moisty and not completely dried, the consistency of this dish and the texture depend on how you love yours to be.

Lastly, add some spices like ginger, garlic, curry and thyme to your sweet potato and beans recipe, these spices help to enhance the flavour of this porridge. Another way to enjoy your sweet potato and beans recipe is to simply pair with fresh vegetable salad or with chilled salsa.

Easy Sweet potatoes Recipe and White Kidney beans (Cannellini Beans) porridge ingredients

  1. 3 tubers of sweet potatoes.
  2. 2 cup of white kidney beans (cannellini beans)
  3. 300g of mackerel or minced meat
  4. 1 medium onions, chopped
  5. 1 teaspoon of ginger
  6. 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  7. 1 teaspoon of curry
  8. 2 cooking spoons red palm oil, optional
  9. 2 tablespoons of Crayfish (ground)
  10. 1 medium bunch of spring onions or ugu leaf,(spinach or kale)
  11. 2-3 seasoning cubes
  12. 4 scotch bonnet or chilli pepper
  13. A small inch size of Iru/Dawadawa
  14. Salt to taste
Ingredients for cooking sweet Potato and White kidney beans porridge
Ingredients for cooking sweet Potato and White kidney beans porridge

 

Procedures for cooking Healthy sweet potato recipe and White Kidney beans porridge(Cannellini Beans)

  1. Soak your beans in cold water for 6 hours or overnight.
  2. Cook the beans for 5 minutes and drain the darkish water
  3. Rinse the beans and place in a pot, add clean water to it and cook for 30 minutes.
  4. Peel the sweet potatoes and dice them into medium sizes and rinse with water
  5. When the beans are almost cooked, bring the sweet potatoes into the content and cook too.
  6. Add fish, chicken broth or more water to the beans and potatoes to cook properly.
  7. Season the beans and the potato porridge with, crayfish, 3 seasoning cubes, ginger, curry, thyme, salt and some onions and stir to incorporate.
  8. Leave the porridge to cook on a medium-low heat to absorb all the ingredients, while you chop carrots, spring onions and tomatoes. You can add either dried fish or minced beef to the porridge if you have any. I used mackerel and I had to scatter my it into the porridge; its just what I wanted.
  9. At this point, the liquid must have gone down, add palm oil to your potato and beans porridge and stir properly or simply use vegetable oil.
  10. Heat a pan on another stove, add 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil, add in garlic, onions and fry for 30 seconds, after that, add the diced tomatoes and cook for 10 minutes. Also, add the carrots, green peas, and add fish and stir-fry too. Season the content with salt and cook these for 10 minutes on a medium heat.
  11. Once the liquid has reduced from the beans porridge, bring the vegetables into the porridge beans and stir to incorporate, and then cook it for 3 minutes.
  12. Put off heat and serve your sweet potato and beans porridge as it is.

Easy steps for cooking healthy sweet potato recipe and White Kidney Beans porridge(Cannellini Beans) with pictures

1. Soak your white kidney beans in cold water for 6 hours or overnight;the soaking method helps the beans to swell and also to get cooked in time.

Already soaked white kidney beans: this is how the beans look like when they have been soaked overnight.
Already soaked white kidney beans: this is how the beans look like when they have been soaked overnight.

 

2. Cook the beans for 5 minutes and drain the darkish water out, this is what i do any beans, just to reduce the gaseoussubstance that may causeblotting.

Cooking of White kidney beans (cannellini beans) in water
Cooking of White kidney beans (cannellini beans) in water

 

4. Rinse the beans and place in a pot, add clean water to it and cook for 30 minutes.

5. Peel the sweet potatoes and dice them into medium sizes and rinse with water

Sweet potatoes for making potato and white kidney beans porridge
Sweet potatoes for making potato and white kidney beans porridge

 

5. When the beans are almost cooked, bring the sweet potatoes into the content and cook too.

After 30 minutes,the beans will turn soft or almost cooked, you can then add the sweet potatoes into the content to cook
After 30 minutes,the beans will turn soft or almost cooked, you can then add the sweet potatoes into the content to cook

 

6. Add fish, chicken broth or more water to the beans and potatoes to cook properly.

7. Season the beans and the potato porridge with, crayfish, 3 seasoning cubes, ginger, curry, thyme, salt and some onions and stir to incorporate.

Adding of ingredients to sweet potato and white kidney beans porridge
Adding of ingredients to sweet potato and white kidney beans porridge

 

8. Leave the porridge to cook on a medium-low heat to absorb all the ingredients, while you chop carrots, spring onions and tomatoes. You can add either dried fish or minced beef to the porridge if you have any. I used mackerel and I had to scatter my it into the porridge; its just what I wanted.

9. At this point, the liquid must have gone down, add palm oil to your potato and beans porridge and stir properly or simply use vegetable oil.

At this point, the liquid has reduced from the porridge, just lower the heat and let it cook on a medium to low heat
At this point, the liquid has reduced from the porridge, just lower the heat and let it cook on a medium to low heat

 

10. Heat a pan on another stove, add 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil, add in garlic, onions and fry for 30 seconds, after that, add the diced tomatoes and cook for 10 minutes. Also, add the carrots, green peas, and add fish and stir-fry too. Season the content with salt and cook these for 10 minutes on a medium heat.

Cooking of vegetables in vegetable oil for Sweet potato and White kidney beans porridge. You can add all the vegetables to the porridge directly without having to fry it first, it
Cooking of vegetables in vegetable oil for Sweet potato and White kidney beans porridge. You can add all the vegetables to the porridge directly without having to fry it first, it’s just a matter of choice.

 

11. Once the liquid has reduced from the beans porridge, bring the vegetables into the porridge beans and stir to incorporate, and then cook it for 3 minutes.

Vegetables are being added to the sweet potato and White kidney beans porridge, they add more beautiful colour to the porridge
Vegetables are being added to the sweet potato and White kidney beans porridge, they add more beautiful colour to the porridge

 

12. Put off heat and serve your sweet potato and beans porridge as it is.

Yummy sweet potato and white beans porridge made with colourful vegetables
Yummy sweet potato and white beans porridge made with colourful vegetables

 

Easy healthy sweet potato and white beans (cannellini beans) porridge recipe can be enjoyed as a main dish
Easy healthy sweet potato and white beans (cannellini beans) porridge recipe can be enjoyed as a main dish

 

Yummy sweet potato and white kidney beans porridge is being served
Yummy sweet potato and white kidney beans porridge is being served

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