The initial plan was to make native rice, but I changed course and made fried rice inspired Ofada rice something something. I was at loss as to what to name it. But here we are.
Thanks to bulk prepping, I pulled out frozen mixed vegetables from the freezer, as well as frozen boiled ayamase pepper. I shared a little while ago how I bulk buy vegetables chop and freeze, as a money saving technique. See here So because I had a lot of things prepped I just went straight to cooking.
- 3 cups Ofada Rice
- ¼ cup parboiled Ayamase Pepper mix (green bell pepper/ green scotch bonnet)
- 2 cups meat stock
- 2 tbsp crayfish powder
- 1 cup water (you might need a little more)
- 1 cup bleached palm oil
- 1 large onion chopped
- ½ cup Iru (locust beans) you can use less.
- 2 cups chopped mixed vegetables
- Chopped fried meats
- *Taste to adjust salt and seasoning and add additional seasoning if necessary.
- Wash and rinse rice properly till the water is clear.
- Heat up your bleached palm oil (or bleach your palm oil with the lid on the pot till it is a little past smoke point), add Iru, chopped onions and fry
- Add washed rice to the hot oil, and stir fry for about five minutes.
- Add parboiled pepper mix,
- Add crayfish powder meat stock and water
- Cook on medium heat till the rice is soft. See Tips for cooking rice. Taste and adjust season if necessary.
- While rice is cooking, steam your chopped vegetable mix
- Once rice is cooked, add steamed vegetables, fried meats, and stir in.
- Turn heat down to lowand allow to steam together with lid off for about 5 minutes.
- Serve warm
Enjoy with a great bottle of Fresh Juice.