African Peanut Stir-Fry

I recently tried African peanut stew and really loved it! This is my variation of that and it is one of my favorite plant-based recipes. It is one of my husband's favorites and he requests it weekly. Luckily for me, it is easy to make! :) Between the sweet potatoes and the peanut butter, your house will soon smell amazing with this cooking on the stove! 


2 plus 1/2 cup of brown rice
3 cloves garlic
1 small piece of ginger
1 medium-large onion
2 small sweet potatoes
2 small zucchini squash
1 tomato
2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1- 14.5 Ounce can diced tomatoes
1- 14.5 Ounce can vegetable broth
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/4- 1/2 cup peanuts
Cilantro for garnish (optional)


In a medium pot heat 5 cups of water and bring to a boil on high. Add the brown rice to the boiling water and wait for it to return to a boil. Cover and turn the burner to low. Once the water is absorbed the rice is done!

Chop the garlic, sweet potatoes, zucchinis, and tomato. Grate the ginger. 

In a large pot add about 1/4 can of vegetable broth and then add the onion and sweet potatoes. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the onion softens. Add the garlic, ginger, cumin, cinnamon, and a little more vegetable broth. Stir for about 30 seconds. Add the zucchini, tomato, and season with salt and pepper. Cook for another few minutes and then add the canned tomatoes, the remaining vegetable broth, peanuts, and the peanut butter. Simmer for 10-12 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are cooked through, stirring occasionally. 

Serve over rice and garnish with cilantro. You made need to add some salt to this dish to enhance the flavor. Enjoy!

Serves: 4-6 


  1. So, my comment didn't show up...hope this doesn't double post anyway, how much of the peanuts and peanut butter? I saw Bryan put this up on Facebook and the instructions mention the peanuts, but not the ingredient list? It actually looks yummy, I might get Tyson to go for it.

    1. Thanks for pointing that out Cristy! I totally forgot to add those 2 things and they are the best part! It's fixed! :)