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Rice Casserole Of Your Dreams

What to add to white rice to make a rice casserole taste better? If you want something unique, try groundnuts, coconut milk, clarified butter, or a combination of the three. African cooks in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Tanzania, The Gambia, and Nigeria love this rice casserole recipe because it is so quick, easy and delicious.

Baked rice with vegetables ingredients and directions on how to cook rice in the oven.

Once you know that, you can toss uncooked rice into a baking dish with vegetables and seasonings and it bakes up into an amazing one-dish rice casserole dinner, there is no going back.  You can even assemble it ahead of time and bake it when you are ready and serve with sautéed fresh green beans with garlic, salt, and black pepper.

Hint: Uncooked rice will take around 45 minutes to cook completely in a casserole dish.

African baked rice with vegetables ingredients and directions on how to cook rice in the oven.

Ingredients.

3/4 cup uncooked long grain white rice

½ cup chopped groundnuts

1 cup coconut milk

2 diced red tomatoes

1 chopped onions

1 cup green beans

To taste salt and pepper

1 cup bread crumbs

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

 

Directions.

Heat the oven to 375°F.  In a large bowl, add all ingredients except breadcrumbs. Stir well and pour into buttered 11x8x2 casserole baking-dish and dot top with butter. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs to form crust. Bake until golden brown for 45 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese, bake an additional 10 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes longer. 


Did you know.

Salted and unsalted butter is made up of butterfat, water, and milk solids. Milk solids are the reason butter starts to burn at a lower temperature, clarified butter is butter without any solid milk particles or water.

Clarified butter is butter without any solid milk particles or water

Groundnuts and peanuts are used interchangeably but are not the same. The groundnut taste like chickpeas with a very mild flavor. Arachis hypogaea is the scientific name for groundnuts and peanuts are legume crops grown mainly for its edible seeds.

Groundnut paste taste like chickpeas

In 1979, former President William Tolbert, without warning increased the price of a 100-pound bag of rice from $22 to$26- $30, an unheard of price increase considering most Liberians at the time lived on less than $1 US dollar per day. Rice is a staple food for over half the world's people and has the second largest cereal production after corn.

White rice

By 2025, more than 5 billion of the world's anticipated 10 billion people will depend on rice as their principal food, most rice is consumed as white rice. In Africa, rice is retailed in small village stores and displayed in their original large sized sacks or in wooden bins.

Carrying rice in Mozambique

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Simple Cooking Tips

Make sure your cooking work area has good lighting so you can safely see what you are cutting, seasoning and cooking.

Get comfortable with the recipe, read it all the way through. Always read and re-read your recipes before you start cooking.

Season and taste as you go. Always taste your food before seasoning.

Spices and herbs are essential to African food cooking and baking. Keep your spices away from sources of heat like the stove or lights. Herbs and spices can lose their flavor when exposed to humidity and heat.

Recipes are only a guideline so feel free to substitute items that you like.

When cooking with chili peppers, protect your hands and eyes by wearing rubber gloves. Or coat your hands in vegetable oil and wash them with soap and water immediately after handling.