4 cups (828 g) Basmati rice
2 cups Cilantro
¼ cup (59 mL) Canola or vegetable oil
1 Onion (diced)
1 Cinnamon stick
1 Tbsp (15 mL) Vegetable seasoning
3 Garlic cloves (minced)
1 tsp (5 mL) Xawaash (see recipe)
½ tsp (2.5 mL) Cardamom (ground)
6 cups Water (boiling)
½ tsp (2.5 mL) Black pepper (ground), optional
1. Wash and soak the rice for half an hour. 2. Blend the tomatoes and cilantro. 3. In a pot set on high heat, sauté the diced onion with ¼ cup oil and add the cinnamon stick. 4. Add the vegetable seasoning. 5. Add the minced garlic. 6. Add the Xawaash spice mix. 7. Add the ground cardamom. 8. Add the blended tomatoes and cilantro. 9. Stir well and add the ground black pepper if using. 10. Add the boiling water. 11. Add the rice and stir well. 12. Cover and cook on low heat for 15 minutes.
Basic Ghanaian Gravy
- 2medium onions, diced
- 8tomatoes, Romas preferred
- 1⁄2cup vegetable oil
- 1teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1teaspoon seasoning salt
- 1⁄2teaspoon thyme
- 1green pepper, diced (optional)
- Heat oil in frying pan and saute onions until soft, but not brown.
- Add tomatoes, cayenne pepper, seasoning salt and thyme (plus green pepper is using).
- Fry for 30 minutes until tomatoes are soft and deep red in color.
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Domada (Gambian Peanut Stew)
- 1 lb beef steak or 1 lb chicken breast, cut into ½ inch chunks (or use bone-in chicken pieces and simmer them in the sauce; once cooked leave the pieces whole or remove the meat from the bones and add it back to the stew.)
- 1 large onion, diced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 Roma tomatoes, diced
- ½ can (3 oz) tomato paste
- ¾ cup natural, unsweetened peanut butter
- 4 Maggi or Knorr tomato bouillon cubes
- 3 cups water
- Scotch bonnet chilies, diced, according to heat preference
- 4 cups pumpkin or sweet potato, diced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat the oil in large Dutch oven. Saute the onions until golden. Add the beef and garlic and continue to sauté until the beef is no longer pink. Add the tomatoes and cook for 3 minutes. Add the tomato paste, chilies, peanut butter and stir to combine. Add the water and bouillon cubes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add squash, cover, and continue to cook for 35-40 minutes or until the pumpkin is tender, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper.
- Serve hot with rice. This stew tastes even better the next day.
How to cook Nigerian Jollof Rice
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