by Francis Akhalbey, at 09:20 am, July 20, 2018, Foodie Friday

Try Mupunga une dovi, the highly nutritious traditional Zimbabwean peanut butter rice dish

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On today’s instalment of #FoodieFriday, we spotlight one of the most popular traditional dishes in Zimbabwe, Mupunga une dovi. Meaning “rice and peanut butter” in the Shona language, this simple-to-prepare and nutritious dish is usually eaten with stew/sauce and/or vegetables.

Check out the recipe courtesy


  • 1 1/2 cups rice
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 3 Tablespoons peanut butter
  • Salt, to taste


  • Rinse the rice and bring salt water to a boil in a saucepan. Add the rice, turn down the heat, cover and simmer until rice is almost cooked.
  • Then stir in peanut butter, and mix well. Cover the rice and let it simmer until cooked. And that’s it, you have just made peanut butter rice.
  • Now enjoy it with a spicy curry, or stew and sautéed greens.

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