Train like a pro with this Ugali recipe

Burundian recipe - Ugali

We’re sharing this recipe as fun and simple way to connect with Burundi. Ugali is a staple in Burundi. It's easy to prepare, soft and a delightful way to load up on those essential carbohydrates needed for long training runs. Race date for this year’s Run for The Water is November 3, 2019. 5k, 10-miler and kids k, there’s a distance for everybody! Learn more and/or register here.

Easy to prep soft, very delightful and filling side dish. A perfect cornmeal dish to serve with greens, stews and proteins. This recipe calls for 4 cups of water.  Supporting the Gazelle Foundation makes access to water easier for people in Burundi.

Easy to prep soft, very delightful and filling side dish. A perfect cornmeal dish to serve with greens, stews and proteins. This recipe calls for 4 cups of water. Supporting the Gazelle Foundation makes access to water easier for people in Burundi.

Ingredients Ugali (Corn Fufu)

Cook Time: 25 mins

Course: Side

Cuisine: African

Servings: 5

Calories: 228 kcal

Author: Immaculate Bites

  • 4 cups or more water

  • 2 cups fine corn meal

  • ½ -1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Add about 4 cups of water to a heavy large saucepan. Add ½ teaspoons of salt. Bring to a boil, remove about a cup and set aside.

  2. Gradually whisk in the cornmeal, until you have added it all to the pot, a little bit at a time and keep stirring with a wooden spoon to prevent any lumps. You may have to remove saucepan from heat while trying to get rid of lumps- to prevent burns.

  3. Reduce the heat to low and cook until the mixture thickens.

  4. Then add the remaining boiled water, reduce heat, cover, and cook- for about 10 minutes or more. You may add additional boiling hot water water if desired. Turn off the heat. Scoop out balls with a small bowl – shake and form a ball by rolling around a bowl.

Recipe Notes

  1. Be prepared to do some stirring to get a smooth paste. Be mindful that cornmeal hardens as it cools down, so if you want like really soft Ugali add more water.

    We’re sharing this recipe as fun and simple way to connect with Burundi.


Run for the Water  is a premiere fall road benefitting the Gazelle Foundation. The race is held in Austin Texas with participants of every level coming from across the country. For each registration in the  10-Miler, 5K,  the Gazelle Foundation is able to provide one more person in Burundi with access to clean drinking water for the rest of their life. Repeatedly named “Austin’s Best Race” and “Best Non Profit” this year’s race is November 3, 2019.

Run for the Water is a premiere fall road benefitting the Gazelle Foundation. The race is held in Austin Texas with participants of every level coming from across the country. For each registration in the 10-Miler, 5K, the Gazelle Foundation is able to provide one more person in Burundi with access to clean drinking water for the rest of their life. Repeatedly named “Austin’s Best Race” and “Best Non Profit” this year’s race is November 3, 2019.

The Gazelle Foundation has a track record success in Burundi. To date 100,000 people now have access to clean water because of supporters like you. Working in a single, small country means it is easy to track the long-term impact of the water system. Clean water is foundational to community health and economic growth, and the Gazelle Foundation amplifies those effects by employing local workers and local suppliers in water system development. Interested in becoming a one time or monthly donor, click here.

Due to the unique nature of the Foundation’s structure and in-country partners, the cost to build water systems is lower than average. The Gazelle Foundation is a certified 501(c)3. Donations to the Gazelle Foundation go directly to funding sustainable water systems in Burundi. Learn more about where we work, and how we measure success.