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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Geelry South African Yellow Rice Dish

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Geelry South African Yellow Rice with Raisins

Food of Africa
This yellow rice or Geelry is an essential African recipe.

Yellow rice

Geelry South African Yellow Rice with Raisins

Geelry fragrant yellow rice is spiced with cinnamon, turmeric, raisins and saffron..

Easy African food recipe
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes

Geelry South African Yellow Rice Recipe

Serves 4
African food
Nutrition facts: 340 calories, 3 grams fat

1/4 cup butter
1 cup uncooked long-grain white rice
1 piece of stick cinnamon, 2 inches long
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/4 teaspoon ground saffron
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup seedless raisins
2 cup boiling water


In a heavy 2 to 3 quart saucepan, melt the butter over moderate heat. When the foam begins to subside, add the rice and stir until the grains are coated with butter. Do not let the rice brown. Add the water, cinnamon, turmeric, saffron and salt and, stirring constantly, bring to boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover tightly, and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until the rice is tender and has absorbed all the liquid in the pan. 

Remove the pan from the heat, discard the cinnamon stick, and add the raisins. Fluff the rice with a fork, stir in 1 teaspoon of sugar, taste, and add more if you wish. Cut a circle of wax paper or foil and place it inside the pan directly on top of the rice. Cover the pan with its lid and let it stand at room temperature for about 20 minutes.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

African Peanut Fish Soup

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Best Traditional African Fish Recipe of all time is this simple and easy African Peanut Fish Soup. It takes less than 30 minutes start to finish. The key ingredient to this African stew dish is peanut butter and curry spice.

Best Traditional African Fish Recipe

African Peanut Fish Soup
African Peanut Fish Soup

Best Traditional African Fish Recipe

African Peanut Fish Soup

1 large smoked fish
1 large onion, diced
2 large tomatoes, diced
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon ground curry powder
2 teaspoons peanut butter
2 teaspoons tomato paste
4 any type hot peppers
3 garlic cloves
3 cups vegetable broth
Salt to taste

In a large pot, saut̩ onions in oil then add tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic and pepper. Let cook for 10 minutes. Add 3 cups of water and nut paste, and then let it simmer for another 10 minutes. Add the fish, chilies, salt and curry. Simmer at a very low heat for 15 Р20 minutes. Serve with cornmeal, potatoes, plantains, cassava or rice.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Ethiopian Spiced Clarified Butter Recipe

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Niter Kibbeh Ethiopian Spiced Clarified Butter Recipe

Niter Kibbeh Ethiopian Spiced Clarified Butter

African recipes by African Gourmet

Niter Kibbeh is a traditional Ethiopian butter preparation of spiced clarified butter. Niter Kibbeh is a clarified butter without any solid milk particles or water. Niter Kibbeh is used in daily cooking throughout Ethiopia, South Africa, Algeria, Egypt, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Libya, Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia.

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Yield about 1 ½ cups

Ethiopian Butter Recipe


2 cups unsalted butter
2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon sweet paprika
½ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
¼ teaspoon dried thyme
¼ teaspoon ground fenugreek
¾ teaspoon salt or to taste
Pinch of freshly ground black pepper

Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low and simmer 6-7 minutes with spices. Remove from the heat and skim the solids from the butter. When a second foam forms on top of butter, and the butter turns golden brown the Niter Kibbeh is ready. Strain the Niter Kibbeh using cheesecloth and store in airtight container.

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