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Egg Recipe from Rwanda

Eggs are a versatile ingredient in Rwanda cooking. Eggs are used in a variety of dishes such as this easy Rwanda egg breakfast recipe Umuceri w'Imvange.

Common ways that eggs are used in Rwandan cuisine
Eggs are popular in Africa

Rwanda Egg Breakfast Recipe

One delicious and popular breakfast recipe in Rwanda is called Umuceri w'Imvange which translates to Eggs with Vegetables.


2 large chicken eggs

1 small onion, chopped

1 small tomato, chopped

1 small green pepper, chopped

Salt and pepper to taste

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Bread or chapati, to serve


Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the onions and green pepper, and sauté until they are softened. Add the tomatoes and continue cooking until they are soft and the mixture is fragrant. Crack the eggs over the vegetable mixture and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Use a spatula to gently scramble the eggs and mix them with the vegetables. Continue cooking until the eggs are set but still moist. Serve the eggs hot with bread or chapati on the side.

Rwanda Umuceri w'Imvange recipe which translates to Eggs with Vegetables.
Rwandan eggs
Egg recipe from Rwanda

One popular egg dish from Rwanda is called Ugali and Eggs.

Ugali is a staple food in many African countries and is similar to a thick, porridge-like dish made from cornmeal.


2 cups water

1 cup cornmeal

4 eggs

Salt and pepper, to taste

Cooking oil


In a saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Gradually add 1 cup of cornmeal to the boiling water, stirring constantly to prevent lumps from forming.

Reduce heat to low and continue stirring until the mixture thickens and pulls away from the sides of the pan. This should take about 5-10 minutes.

Remove the pan from heat and let it cool for a few minutes. In a separate pan, heat some cooking oil over medium heat.

Crack 4 eggs into the pan and cook to your desired level of doneness. Season the eggs with salt and pepper. Serve the Ugali on a plate and place the cooked eggs on top.

Enjoy your Ugali and Eggs!

Note: You can also add other ingredients to the Ugali, such as cooked vegetables or meat, to make a more filling meal.

Did you know?

In addition to their nutritional value, eggs are also a valuable source of income for many people in Africa. Small-scale farmers and backyard poultry keepers often rely on selling eggs as a source of income.

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