In Africa, protein deficiency is a major cause of malnutrition, and soya beans, high in protein content, has been touted as a solution to the problem of malnutrition, especially among children.
A number of soya products are available in the market which offer affordable alternative to meat, eggs, fish and other protein foods that have become less affordable overtime.
Sossi, for example, is a dried soya bean flake which becomes a tasty ingredient when softened in a sauce. It is manufactured from Soya beans.
In Kenya, people have learnt how to incorporate Sossi into local dishes including: Githeri, Sukuma Wiki and Pilau.
Today, we learn how to cook Sossi Pilau!
- Sossi Pieces 45g
- 250g pishori rice (1 cup)
- 2 table spoon oil
- 1 small onion chopped
- 2 cloves garlic – crushed
- 1 small ginger – crushed
- ½ tea spoon pilau masala
- 1 table spoon tomato paste
- 2 cups hot water
Preparation Method (app 30min)
- Put oil & onions in a sufuria to cook until golden.
- Add garlic & ginger, allow to cook for appx 1 minute.
- Lower heat, add pilau masala & tomato paste mix well.
- Add Sossi stir thoroughly, then add water to cook the rice, increase heat & bring to boil.
- Add rice to boiling water & leave to boil until water dries up
- Lower heat, cover the pot & allow rice to steam until ready.