Updated: Dec 18, 2021
If you’re a Liberian, you know that Liberian dry rice is a major weekend food. It also the perfect quick meal that will keep you coming back for more! I mean my family and I always fighting over who will take the larger portion because of how tasty it is. I know the name say dry rice, but there’s nothing dry about it. Try it and I’m sure it going to make it’s way to the top of your favorite list. Let’s get into the Cooking! Total Prep Time: 20 mins.
Servings: 3-5 servings.
Cook Time: 40-60 minutes. INGREDIENTS • 1-3 hot pepper ( spicy 🌶) or you can go without it if you’re not into hot and spicy food. • African bitter ball • Kittley/ Ketele • Okra • Mwen-Mwen (fermented fish) • Smoke fish • Red oil/ palm oil SEASONING • ½ tbsp of salt • 1 tbsp black pepper. • 1 maggi crevette shrimp/ chicken buillon or maggi star crayfish/ Nigerian Maggi. • 1 knorr cubes. • 1 tbsp of badia complete seasoning. • 1 tbsp of lawry’s all purpose chicken seasoning.
Next: • Plantains: Fry in oil/ air fry 5-10 minutes • Air fry fish, chicken (15-25 minute) or fry in oil. Sauce: Heat up your red oil for 1-2 minutes, add some seasoning and add pinch of cooking soda to the red oil to give it flavor ( my secret for red oil dry rice) or you can leave it fresh and use it that way. But, I will advise you to try my secret out. Cooking Steps: Boil : hot pepper, okra, bitter ball/ kittley for 15-20 mins and blend all together. Cooking the rice: Wash your rice about 2-3 times and cook on stove or rice cooker for 12-20 minutes, if it’s ready, add in your luncheon meat, sardine and cook for about 2-5 minutes. Tip: Try to divide your seasoning in half. Use half for prepping and the other half for making the rice. Big pro tip: Don’t fry the plantain first or you might end up with an empty plate! I told you this the last time and I can’t emphasize enough- frying plantain first is a dangerous game. I think there’s an African proverb that says: “Anybody that can fry plantain without tasting it can keep a secret for life” (JOKING!!!). Well, I’d let you be the judge but, don’t blame me when you end up eating up all your plantains. Back to the cooking. After following all the above steps, it’s time to mix the rice and get all your ingredients ready to enjoy the dry rice. Stir the rice adding seasoning to get the desired sumptuous taste. I do hope you get to try and enjoy this quick meal. Please don’t forget to drop your questions and feedback in the comments & also share the video with friends and family. I appreciate all the continuous support. Please don’t forget to subscribe (YouTube: cooking with Miatta) for more cooking tips, recipe and much more! Until next time, keep your belly happy. Thank you!