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Ghanaian Food: How to make Rice Ball or Omo Tuo (Details + Photos)

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Ghanaian Food: How to make Rice Ball or Omo Tuo Details and Photos

Here is another favorite food for Ghanaians, it is called Rice Ball or Omo Tuo Below is Ingredient and how to prepare it.

Ingredients

1 Whole chicken; cleaned and cut into small pieces (you can buy already cut ones)
2 Medium onions, (finely chopped)
1 Root of fresh ginger
1 Cup peanut butter (look for no sugar added)
1 Small can fresh tomatoes or 2 fresh ones
2 Small hot peppers
2 Maggi cubes or chicken stock cubes
½ Cup water (to steam everything together)
3 Cups of rice (soak 30 minutes before cooking)
Salt to taste

watch the photos below to understand it better


Peanut Soup Instructions

On a medium heat, place a large cooking pot. Wash the chicken and put in the pot. Add all the seasoning (chopped onions, chopped ginger, maggi, salt and water to steam). Steam the chicken for about 5-7 minutes or until the chopped onions are softened.


After steaming the chicken, add about six cups of water. In a blender, blend the tomatoes, hot pepper and the peanut butter. Add the mixture to the chicken. Leave it to simmer for 35 minutes.

The natural oil in the peanut butter will gather on the top of the soup when it’s ready.

Rice Ball Instructions

In a rice cooker, add about 6 cups of water and 3 cups of rice (soak the rice in water for about 30 minutes prior to cooking). Let it cook until the rice becomes really soft. It’s easier to use a rice cooker but it’s not necessary for making rice ball.
For those that opt to using a regular pot you can add 6 cups of water in a medium pot and bring to a boil. Add the 3 cups of soaked rice. Cover and let it cook until the water evaporates and the rice is soften. This should take about 10 minutes. The rice should be dry and sticky when it’s ready. If it’s not soft, add a little bit of water and cook for a little longer.


There is a wooden stick made especially for recipes like these but you can use a regular wooden spoon if you choose. Knead the rice with the wooden stick/spoon against the side of the pot. This process makes the rice stickier and easier to form into small balls.

Take a small portion of the finished rice and place on a piece of saran wrap. Wrap the rice ball into the saran wrap and roll it

Finally! Time to eat! Place rice ball in the middle of a bowl and add soup. This is all preferential but I personally like to put both my rice ball and soup in the same bowl. You can eat this with a spoon or with your hand.

Source: http://www.ghanaianfoodrecipes.com/

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