Sukuma wiki means to push or extend the week. It’s a flavorful mix of hearty greens with enough oomph and flavor to carry a meal, even if the budget for meat has run out.
Author:Sandra Iminza Mukidza
Yield:4 as a side 1x
2 tablespoons cooking oil
2 medium (or 1 large) red onions, finely diced
1pound kale, shredded into thin strips, toughest bits of stems discarded
Salt to taste
1cup heavy cream (also called heavy whipping cream) or double cream (do not substitute with whole milk)
Heat the 2 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet or pot over medium heat until shimmering. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 5 to 7 minutes.
Add the shredded kale to the onions and mix well. Turn the heat to medium-low, cover and cook for 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes, remove the lid, add salt to taste, and stir in the cream. Continue cooking for another 5 minutes, uncovered, stirring occasionally. The cream will thicken slightly, making for a deliciously rich creamed kale and onions. Yumm!
Serve it up with your favorite Kenyan stew, and a side of ugali!