Popular in Ghana, waakye is a dish created from a mixture of rice and beans that are boiled with additional ingredients and spices. The Hausa words “wain,” which means beans, and “kye,” which means rice, are combined to give the meal its name.
Black-eyed beans are boiled with rice, millet, or sorghum and a mixture of spices, including ginger, garlic, onions, and chilli pepper, to make Waakye. Rice and beans are given a distinct aroma and flavour when the dish is frequently prepared with dried plantain leaves.
Waakye is frequently served with a variety of side dishes, such as spaghetti or macaroni salad, fried fish or poultry, boiled eggs, and tomato-based stew. Sliced veggies including tomatoes, onions, and avocado are frequently used as decoration for the dish.
Many people in Ghana, especially in the northern regions, love waakye, a substantial and healthy food. It is also a well-liked street cuisine, served by vendors in tiny servings wrapped in plantain leaves and sold from big pots. Waakye is a treasured component of Ghanaian cuisine and is frequently seen as a representation of pride in one’s country.