Clean out your fridge and pantry and make an unforgettable meal: our Kitchen Sink Soup is a nod to the hearty African stew, right down to the fufu accompaniment.
Season beef with salt and pepper. Heat oil in large skillet set over medium-high heat; cook beef, in two batches for 5 to 8 minutes or until starting to brown. Transfer to Instant Pot; reserve skillet.
Add onion, leeks, carrot and celery to same skillet set over medium heat; cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until slightly softened. Layer over beef in Instant Pot.
Add green beans, plantain slices, thyme and garlic to Instant Pot. Top with rice. Pour in broth and water.
Cover with lid and lock. Select Pressure Cook/Manual setting on High Pressure for 25 minutes.
When pressure cooking is complete, Quick Release the pressure. Once pressure is released, remove lid.
Meanwhile, place cassava in saucepan; pour in enough cold water to cover. Bring to boil; reduce heat to medium. Cook at low boil for 25 to 30 minutes or until tender; drain. Let cool slightly; peel skin.
In food processor, pulse together cassava, oil, salt and pepper until combined and no longer lumpy but not puréed.
Transfer mixture to large bowl; beat vigorously with wooden spoon until thick, sticky and stretchy. Shape into 1-inch balls; serve warm with soup.
If you want the full FuFu experience, wash your hands and ditch your utensils: scoop out your soup with these doughy pieces.
Rip: Tear off a small piece from the communal bowl.
Roll: Ball up the Fufu in between your palms like dough. Make an indent with your thumb, so it can serve as a spoon.
Dip: Use your doughy utensil to ladle up that Kitchen Sink Soup goodness.
Enjoy every last drop of this hearty stew – use the fufu to wipe the bowl clean.
Looking for a meal to stay warm or to beat a cold? Nothing says comfort food like a big bowl of soup! Rice and soup go hand-in-hand, and we have a plethora of recipes including:
–Turkey: This hearty Chili Soup with Turkey, Rice and Quinoa can either be a solution for thanksgiving leftovers or merely a lean dinner option. Either way, yum!
–Chicken: Cure the common cold by pouring yourself a big bowl of one of our Comfort Chicken Soups & Stews.
–Lamb: This filling Peruvian Lamb Stew with Rice has a bit of a kick. It’s not for the faint of heart — or palate — the ahi pepper spiciness levels that of the habanero; in other words, this is a delicious soup with a notable kick!
–Seafood: Put your leftover Jasmine to use when you make this rich Shrimp Soup with Rice.
Find more soups and other comforting meal ideas in our recipe section from oven-bakes to Mexican rice recipes.
After a savory stew, nothing beats a sweet dessert! Getting creamy arroz con leche without condensed milk is not a problem; in fact, you probably have all the ingredients on-hand for a rich rice pudding.
Adjust soup ingredients depending on what’s in your fridge or pantry, substituting pork or lamb for beef, and whatever veggies you like. Add hearty veggies, such as shallots, tomatoes, fennel, potatoes, sweet potatoes, squash, cabbage and peppers. Substitute rosemary or sage for thyme.