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Ugandan Spinach and Simsim
From: Elmo

Sesame seeds - called simsim in Swahili - add an unusual nutty flavor to vegetable stews. This particular recipe is from Uganda.


  • 1/2 cup sesame seed
  • 3-4 tablespoons water
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon vegan margarine

In a heavy stewing pan, combine sesame seeds and water.

Stir in spinach. Add more water if necessary; the amount of water used depends on how wet the spinach is. This mixture should cook in smallest amount of water possible.

Bring to a boil. Simmer until seeds are cooked, 10 to 15 minutes.

Add margarine just before serving. Serve with a starch.