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This Lent, CatholicMom.com is once again privileged to partner with CRS Rice Bowl by sharing the CRS Rice Bowl featured recipes on each Lenten Friday. Why not try these simple recipes in solidarity with our brothers and sisters around the world? Don’t forget to place the money you saved by serving a meatless meal into your CRS Rice Bowl! Those funds help feed the hungry around the world and in your own community. If you don’t have a CRS Rice Bowl program in your own parish, click here to find out how to donate.

Ground Nut Stew from Sierra Leone

Makes 4–6 servings
  • 2 T fair trade olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 4 tomatoes, diced
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 chili pepper, diced
  • 2 t salt
  • ½ t ground cumin
  • ¼ t black pepper
  • 3 cups water or vegetable broth, plus more as needed
  • ½ c creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups white rice
Heat olive oil in large pot over medium heat. Sauté onion and garlic until brown. Add red pepper, tomatoes, carrots, chili pepper, spices and water/broth. Bring to a boil, then cover and cook on low until veggies are soft. Stir in peanut butter until evenly mixed. Serve over rice. 


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