I needed a good reason to recycle this blog post. It's one of my winter go-to recipes. Let's celebrate "Drink Wine Day" by pairing wine with African Rice (or quinoa) and Peanut Stew. If you search the Internet you'll no doubt find a handful of recipes for this dish, all varying a little bit but all high in fiber, filling ingredents, and warm spices. This is my version of the well-known dish.
This meatless stew is high in fiber and phytonutrients from all the different plant-based ingredients! It's super filling, loaded with flavor and it even freezes well so you can make it once and enjoy it for several meals.
Blend It! Push It! Sip It!
This stew can be blended for a drinkable soup or for bolus tube feeding. I love that our whole family can enjoy the same meal together. Download the Cooking For Tubies on Kindle for more blenderized tube feeding recipes!
Consulting our trusty wine guide - Wine Folly
According to the fancy diagram in Wine Folly: The Essiential Guide to Wine, a Rosé or Medium Red wine would pair best with African Rice and Peanut Stew. That is, if we even read it right. To be straight, I'm a dietitian and not a sommolier. I've gone wine tasting once and took a wine pairing class once. It was loads of fun and really interesting but I'm just not that fancy. You can drink any wine you want, really, with whatever you want however I do recommend staying at or below the recommended level of alcohol for adult males or females.
We don't drink much alcohol in our house but I do like to keep around a variety of wines. You never know when a recipe might call for a wine reduction or a splash in some pasta sauce to enhance other flavors of the dish. My go-to wine to keep on hand is Winking Owl wines from Aldi. They are CHEAP and delicious. Well, I only really like sweet wine but sweet wines don't work well in some dishes so if I'm cooking with it, it's not always gonna be a sweet wine. When you venture out to get your groceries, grab some Winking Owl Merlot or White Zinfindel from Aldi or if you're a big spender unlike me, pick out whatever tickles your fancy.
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Spicy Vegetarian Quinoa and Peanut Stew
1-3 tbsp. Canola or olive oil
1 large sweet onion, diced
1 large sweet potato, diced
2-4 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tsp. thyme
1 tsp. cumin
4 cups chicken or veggie broth
1-2 cups cooked quinoa (you can use cooked brown rice instead if you'd like)
2 14-oz cans Mexican style diced, crushed or stewed tomatoes
1 14-oz cans garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
3 medium zucchini, cut into ¼ inch pieces
½ cup of chunky or creamy peanut butter
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Happy Cooking! Savor it!
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11/5/2012 01:24:30 pm
Hey Emily! I changed the recipe a bit to match the photo. I made a few substitutions tonight. Used quinoa instead of rice. I think I'll do this from now on. It's soooo good this way!
2/7/2013 05:33:33 pm
I gave this recipe a try despite my concern with mixing tomatoes and peanut butter. So glad I did because it is amazing!!! Even better the next day once the spices settled in. And don't got easy on the peanut butter...it is the best part! Yum!!
12/5/2016 06:30:02 pm
Perfect dish for the winter time loved it highly recommend
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