Ten Toes on the Ground Omo Tuo Rice Dumpling

Ten Toes on the Ground Omo Tuo Rice Dumpling Easy African food recipe made from scratch to cook in your American kitchen.

Boiled rice dumpling Omo tuo is a Ghanaian food and served with Bitter Leaf soup but honestly Omo tuo rice balls pairs with any African soup.

Ten Toes on the Ground Omo Tuo Rice Dumpling

Ten Toes on the Ground Omo Tuo Rice Dumpling.


1 1/2 cups water

1 cup sushi rice

1/2 teaspoon salt


Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in white rice and salt. Return to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat, and simmer, covered, until rice is mushy and has absorbed all the water. Remove from heat, and let stand, covered, for 10 minutes. Wet your hands with water so that the rice will not stick. Place the cooled steamed rice in your hand and form into a circle by pressing lightly with your both palms. Roll the rice ball in your hands a few times, pressing lightly making sure it is dense and thick. Serve with Bitter Leaf soup.

Bitter leaf Vernonia amygdalina plant

Bitter leaf alone has a bitter taste and are sold fresh or dried. The bitter leaf plant is a small tree whose leaves are green and have a strong odor and bitter taste. There are over 200 species of bitter leaf. The leaves are used to make vegetable dishes but must be washed before eating to get rid of the bitter taste.

Bitter-Leaf Smoked Fish Stew

Bitter-Leaf Smoked Fish Stew.


3 smoked fish, flaked

1 tablespoon minced garlic

2 onions, chopped finely

1/4 cup palm oil

1 bunch bitter leaf, chopped or spinach

Water to cover


Add all ingredients into a large pot over medium heat cover ingredients with water. Reduce heat to low and simmer 1 hour. Serve with ten toes on the ground omo tuo rice dumplings.

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