6 March 2012


There are various ways to prepare rice dishes. My siblings and I invented these recipes I would be sharing today. I don’t know if you ever tried this growing up, those days when parents go out for a very long time and the naughty one decide to cook something quick and easy for themselves – most often is rice, with palm oil, since vegetable oil was precious and always invisibly marked by Mama... This is something children do sometimes without authorization. Done in a hurry, fewer ingredients used but tastes exceptionally good. The feeling of this taste was recorded in my salivary gland. So I thought I should give my family a treat of something I discovered in infancy and my husband loved it. So here we go…



2 cups of long grain Rice
Palm oil
Dry fish
2 tablespoons Vegetable oil
2 bulbs of Onions
3 Knorr cubes
Meat - Beef



  • Put the meats in a pot, season with curry, thyme, 2 Knorr cubes, pinch of salt and cut in ½ onion.
  • Cook until done, and then fry.
  • Set aside for serving
  • Leave the meat stock in the pot for later
  • Wash the dry fish with warm water and salt. Set aside
Dry fish

fried meat


  • Blend the tomatoes, pepper and ½ onion together
  • Pour the mix into a pot, put on the gas heat and allow cooking until there is no water left
  • Add into the pot about ½ cup of palm oil {depending on the quantity of the tomatoes}, 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and slice in ½ onion
  • Add a cube of Knorr, the washed dry fish and allow cooking for about 12 minutes
  • Add water about 1200 mls and the meat stock {you can add more water or less depending on the quantity of rice}
  • Taste for salt if satisfied, if not add pinch of salt then cover the pot and allow boiling.
  • After 2 minutes, add the rice; allow boiling for another 2 minutes {water level should be a little above the rice level}
  • Turn the gas heat to the lowest, cover the pot and allow the rice to soak up the water
  • Slice in the remaining onions after 5 mins
  • In the next 5 minutes, stir the rice so it cooks evenly
  • Once all the water is soaked up and the rice is done, turn off the gas
  • Serve on a bed of spinach with meat.  

Bella rice served!

i hope you try this one day.

** More rice recipes in due course**

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Comments appreciated!




  1. My dear l ll try dis out dis weekend and it looks like a fast one,tanks