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Stewed Beans ( Ewa Riro)

The stewed beans recipe is one of the ways you can cook Nigerians bean (Ewa riro). You can use black eyed beans, brown beans or honey beans. I used honey beans and it’s delicious. You can eat ewa riro with bread, gari, pap etcetera. Let’s get started.

Stewed Beans ( Ewa Riro)

5 from 2 votes
beans and plantain served
Stewed Beans (Ewa riro)
  • 4 Cups Honey Beans (or your choice)
  • 1/2 Cup Palm oil or Vegetable Oil (you can use more or less)
  • 1 Habanero/Rodo
  • 2 Onions
  • 2 Tablespoons Crayfish
  • Seasoning Cube
  • 1 small Red bell pepper
  • 1 Plantain for the plantain bowl
  • 1 Olive Oil
  1. Pick the beans

    beans in a cup
  2. TIP: Rinse the beans and add water enough to cover the beans and boil for about 5 minutes, this will reduce the bloating or indigestion.

  3. Drain the water and rinse again, add 4-4.5 cups of water to the beans, add one chopped onion and cook until the beans are very soft and not mushy(too much water will make it mushy). Add salt.

    beans in a pot
  4. Remove the pepper stalks, clean, and rinse.

    Add half onion (cut into chunks) and blend to the desired consistency (if possible blend with no water or as little as possible)

  5. Put a pot over a medium heat and heat palm oil or vegetable oil.

  6. Add the remaining onion (chopped) and fry until it softens, add crayfish (don't use too much so it doesn't overpower the beans taste)and fry for a few minutes.

    beans add onions and crayfish
  7. Add pepper and fry.

  8. Add seasoning cube and continue to fry until the pepper is reduced and the oil separated from the pepper.

    beans fried stew
  9. Mix beans and the stew. Adjust the seasoning and serve.

  10. Enjoy.

    beans and plantain served
  11. To make the plantain bowl

  12. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

    Grease the pan and set aside.

  13. Boil a ripe plantain in water until it softens and the peel splits open. Let it cool.

    plantain splits open
  14. Mash the plantain and sprinkle a little salt (optional) over it.

    plantain mashed
  15. Put the mashed plantain into the pan to form the shape of the pan. You can use any shape of your choice.

  16. Drizzle oil the plantain (in the pan) and rub over the plantain

    press the plantain in a pan
  17. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until it slightly brown (your choice). 

Recipe Notes

How to fry plantain

Place a frying pan or heat up a fryer.

Peel the ripe plantain and cut up into any shape of your choice.

Sprinkle salt (optional) over it and mix, when the oil is heat up drop the plantains and fry, flip half way through and fry until golden brown. 

You might want to try Ewa Agonyin (Mashed Beans)

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9 thoughts on “Stewed Beans ( Ewa Riro)

  1. Just curious how long to cook in a pressure cooker. 4 cups water to 4 cups beans seems like way too little water???

  2. 5 stars
    Thanks for sharing this tip. I love to eat beans but I always feel bloated after eating it. I will try this tip hope it would help me.

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