Derived from the Hausa words for rice and beans, 'Shinkafa da wake', modified by dominant culture into "waakye" Waakye is a Ghanaian dish of cooked rice and beans. This side dish is strikingly similar to the West Indian version, 'rice and peas'. Cooked using many of the same methods minus additional spices and herbs in the West Indian version. The rice is cooked with Sorghum bicolor leaves(used as colorant or food dye) and black eyed or kidney beans. It is commonly prepared in the home, but is also sold by roadside vendors."Yo what we dey chop today?" "We go go Royal den buy betta waakye kraa!"