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.
Ingredients Ugali (Corn Fufu)
Cook Time: 25 mins
Calories: 228 kcal
Author: Immaculate Bites
4 cups or more water
2 cups fine corn meal
½ -1 teaspoon salt
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.
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.
Reduce the heat to low and cook until the mixture thickens.
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.
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.
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