SPINACH AND SIMSIM

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

cup sesame seeds

3 or 4 tablespoons water

1 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed

1 tablespoon butter

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 butter just before serving, with a starch.

Serves 4.

country : Uganda

course : vegetarian dish

source : Best of Regional African Cooking / Harva Hachten