7 ounces dried kidney beans, red beans (beans) or 7 1/8 ounces black-eyed peas, rinsed
7 ounces long grain rice
4 -5 cups water
Soak your preferred beans in water over night in water to become soft and easy to cook. Alternatively, you can soak it for 3 – 5 hours in the morning, should you want to prepare this meal for lunch or dinner.
Now bring the soaked beans to boil in 2 cups of the water in a pot. Boil for about 15 minutes.
Then wash your rice and add to the boiling beans and add more water. Allow the mixture to boil for about 30 minutes, adding water to achieve the desired level of tenderness. Salt to taste.
Your waakye is ready to eat. Serve with a sauce of vegetable and fish or meat.
Some would add blended tomatoes straight into the boiled mixture, curry, magi cube, chilli pepper, and a little vegetable or palm oil and allow to boil for another 10 minutes.