In a FOOD PROCESSOR, blend onion, garlic, and ginger with 1/2 cup of water until smooth.
In a large POT, heat 2 tbsp of oil over medium heat.
Careful of splatters, add beans, Waakye  spices, 1 tsp baking soda, and the liquid from the FOOD PROCESSOR.
Cook for 5 minutes over medium-low heat.
Stir in the rice and 2.5 cups of water. Add salt to taste. Mix well, cover, and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to low. Cook for 15-20 minutes until the rice is cooked.
Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
On the plated dish, sprinkle Waakye  spices to taste from a grinder or the whole peppercorns.