Rasta Rice (local dish)

I love cooking my boiled rice this way especially when I want variety. When I was in college, rice was basically the meal everyone ate, because you could put in the rice cooker and then enjoy a movie whiles it cooks. For this recipe, you can cook the rice in the saucepan or rice cooker.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of rice
  • 3 tablespoon or vegetable olive or coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon ginger (blended)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic (blended)
  • 3 tablespoon of chopped onions (red onions)
  • ½ cup of broken spaghetti (vermicelli)
  • 1 ½ cups of water (or more depending on the type of rice being used)

 

Method (using the rice cooker method)

  1. Place oil in a saucepan at medium-high heat.
  2. Add 3 tablespoons of finely chopped onions, ginger, garlic and stir. Allow to cook for 1 minute and continue stirring.
  3. Add broken spaghetti and stir. Cook until golden brown.
  4. Add the rice and stir well.
  5. Pour the rice and spaghetti into the rice cooker.
  6. Add the water and stir. Turn on the cooker and allow it to cook till it is soft to touch.
  7. Serve with any sauce, stew, sautéed vegetables and fried plantain.

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Method (using the stove and saucepan)

  1. Place oil in a medium-sized saucepan at medium-high heat.
  2. Add 3 tablespoons of finely chopped onions, ginger, garlic and stir. Allow to cook for 1 minute and continue stirring.
  3. Add broken spaghetti and stir. Cook until golden brown.
  4. Add the rice and stir well.
  5. Add the water and stir. Allow to boil for 10 minutes and lower heat and leave to simmer for about 20-30 minutes. Cook till it is soft to touch.
  6. Serve with any sauce, stew, sautéed vegetables and fried plantain.

 

Enjoy Cooking. It has been yours truly Lady Elolo. xoxox

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