10 Mouth-Watering African Rice Dishes You Must Try



Rice is one common staple food among Africans and there are various ways to cook this food. If you’re tired of the conventional ways you cook it, try out any of these 10 amazing recipes from different countries in Africa.

PLAIN RICE AND SAUCE

rice and sauce

This is probably one of the easiest recipes. The rice which is steamed and salted is usually paired with any kind of sauce/stew of choice. For a guide on how to prepare this food, watch video here.

COCONUT RICE

Coconut rice

Dish with a tropical twist. The coconut’s milk is used in place of water to cook it. It can be cooked plain or garnished with any vegetables or protein of choice. Watch video here.

KENYAN/SWAHILI BIRYANI

chicken biryani kenyan

The Kenyan Biryani is the Kenyan version of the Indian Chicken Biryani. This is a yummy dish best cooked with Basmati. Watch tutorial video here

JOLLOF RICE

jollof

Also known as Jollof. It is a West African favorite that originated from the Wolof people of Senegal. Jollof  can be cooked plain or with vegetables. Like every rice dish, it can be eaten with a range of side dishes like coleslaw, plantain, barbecued chicken and so on. Watch tutorial video here.

MUPUNGA UNE DOVI (PEANUT BUTTER RICE)
mupunga une dovi zimbabwe

This is a traditional Zimbabwean rice dish that is cooked with ‘dovi’ ( peanut butter). It is best cooked with Basmati. It can also be served with a sauce or eaten plain, depending on how you like it. Watch video here.

FRIED RICE



nigerian fried rice

This is a Chinese dish adopted by Africans, especially Nigerians. It is a rice and vegetable stir fry. It can be cooked with Basmati or parboiled, as far as the grains are not lumpy. Watch tutorial video here.

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YELLOW RICE

YELLOW RICE SOUTH AFRICA

This one is a local South African dish that originated from the Cape Malays. Yellow rice is very easy and simple as all ingredients are placed in the pots at once and cooked. It can be eaten as a main dish or served with Bobotie, or any kind of gravy. Watch tutorial video here.

WAAKYE 

waakye ghanaian

Waakye is a Ghanaian dish of Rice and beans. The dish can be served on its own or eaten with a popular Ghanaian peppered sauce, fish, or even spaghetti. The yummy dish can also be eaten for breakfast, albeit a lighter version. Watch video here.

PALM OIL RICE.

nigerian palm oil rice native local

Also known as Concoction, it is a local Nigerian rice that is called so because all the ingredients are put in at once . It is an alternative to Jollof and is usually cooked with palm oil and other local ingredients such as dry fish, pumpkin leaves. It is usually spicy and yummy. Watch video here.

MIXED NUT RICE

moroccan mixed nut rice

If you love nuts, you would love this recipe. Originally from India but loved in Morocco, the rice is a nutritious blend of rice and nuts. Any nuts of your choice from pine nuts to almond nuts can be used to prepare this. The dish can be served on its own, with roasted meat, or stew. Watch video here.

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