I know a lot of people do not like beans and I wonder why 😯 beans is very nutritious and can be prepared without much ado. Growing up, I loved eating beans and still in love with beans 😛 I have so many methods of cooking beans porridge and they have all turned out very yummy. Recently, I have been cooking beans porridge without palm oil or any oil for that matter. Every time I tell people that I cooked beans porridge without palm oil, they give me that ” are you alright” look 🙄 Someone even said the only thing that makes beans porridge so tasty is the palm oil Please that is not true you can cook beans without palm oil and it will be both colourful and tasty..In fact sometimes you may not even know palm oil was not added.
The normal recipe that we are used to is cooking beans with potato, plantain, rice, yam etc but you can absolutely be versatile with beans just the way you do with other foods.
My all time favourite method of cooking beans porridge is the one you add bone marrow , yes you heard right..the aroma that comes with this certain method is so wonderful. you know the type that will make your neighbours pay you an impromptu visit 😀 . The only reason why I don’t cook this method often is because bone marrow is not readily available. what I do is that anywhere I see bone marrow, I just buy and start planning to prepare beans porridge. I cook the bone marrow with thyme and stock cube.then I add it to the beans that had been precooked. allow it cook for some time then add fresh tomatoes, onions, crayfish, pepper and stock cube.
Another method that I tried was cooking beans porridge with smoked fish, pepper,dried prawns, onions,stock cube, garlic, ginger, green pepper then scent leaves..to be honest, I wasn’t so sure what the outcome would be but there’s no harm in trying and knowing..right? This came out so well.the scent leaves and dried prawn gave this recipe a “wow” taste and in my mind I have invented another new beans porridge recipe 😀 yes, I’m proud like that! with these few points of mine, cooking beans porridge without palm oil is definitely a “yay” for me.
Please note that you can add salt to taste. I deliberately didn’t cook mine with salt and it still came out well.
Do you like eating beans? Have you ever cooked beans porridge without palm oil? What are your methods for cooking beans porridge? tell us in the comment section.