Sweet Rice Porridge (Bouiller)

This is a common sweet snack, available from street vendors (see box ‘‘Groundnuts and Peanuts in Africa’’).

2 cups rice
4 cups water
½ cup natural peanut butter
½ cup sugar (to taste)

Boil rice in water, uncovered, until still chewy (about 10 minutes).
Mix a few tablespoons of the rice liquid with the peanut butter to make a slurry.
Add peanut butter and sugar to taste to rice (add more boiling water if necessary; porridge should have plenty of liquid).
Stir and mix well. Cover, and simmer on very low heat for 5–10 minutes until rice is completely soft.
Serve as a snack.

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