Foods of Rwanda


Rwanda, the beans per meal are more than the other food. Beans are prepared by boiling them up to when they are soft. Rwanda has one of the highest diversity of beans in Africa

Banana (Ibitoke)

Ibitoke is a meal consisting of steamed green banana and in Rwanda Ibitoke are mainly served with beans or meat.

Sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes prepared by boiling then or fried


Ugali is a dish of maize flour cooked with water. It is the most common staple starch featured in the local cuisines


In Rwanda cassava is prepared by boiling it and can be served at all meals


Chicken is the meat derived from chickens. It is the most common type of poultry on earth, and is prepared as food in a wide variety of ways, varying by region

Meat (beef)

Beef is meat from full grown cattle about 2 years old. A live steer weighs about 1,000 pounds and yields about 450 pounds of edible meat. It can be prepared by boiling it or roasted

Goat’s meat

In Rwanda, traditionally the goat’s meat is served as a filling snack accompanied by fried potatoes in a tomato based sauce.

Pork (Akabenzi)

It is also one of the most commonly consumed meats worldwide in Rwanda it is prepared by roasting and frying it.

Irish potatoes

This is prepared as chips, some people it and others deep fry it with added tomatoes


Yam is the common in most rural areas where some people mix it with beans to make a meal or by boiling them.


These are grounded and can be used to make soup. Those which are not grounded can be roasted.


This is prepared by boiling water and flour are mixed until it becomes thick.


Tomatoes are used to fry soup, can also be used to make salads


Some people can eat raw carrots, can be mixed in source to make soup and can also be used to make salads


Pumpkin is mainly prepared by boiling it and can be served at all meals


Cabbages can be boiled to make great in soups, can also be fried and served as side dish.


Rwanda mainly gets its fish from Lake Kivu and the supply is still low in the country



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