|A serving of peppered variety rice and mutton|
It was a warm Saturday afternoon,we were done with the house chores and the general cleanup,this was not the average Saturday,our taste buds were itching for something exciting.
After a little dilly-dallying I came up with this recipe. It was awesome and everyone loved it. As usual,it's subject to alterations and you can always add and subtract as you wish. Enjoy!
•Rice - 2 de rica
•Onion -3 medium bulbs
•pepper -(like a plate I guess,didn't
Count,just knew it was
•runner beans -a small basket.(I love runner
•dry fish -16 pieces (the small ones)
•chicken stock - a medium sized bowl
•shrimps - a small pack
•chicken sausages -a pack
•mutton -1 and a half kilo
•vegetable oil -a cooking spoon
•salt to taste
•wash and arrange everything you need to prepare your food. Dice everything that needs to be diced. I washed my rice 5 times to get rid of the starch.
•The mutton had already been seasoned previously and even half dried. i put in a pan,added ground pepper and a pinch of salt and allowed to heat and cook completely before setting aside.
•The chicken stock was gotten from a previous meal,I brought it out of the fridge to defrost and set aside.
•Put a dry pot on medium heat. Add your vegetable oil. After 5mins,your oil should be very hot,add pepper and onion stir fry. We wanted the rice peppery so don't scream when you see how much pepper I used. lol,but if u fry your pepper properly,it reduces the hotness.
•Add your dry fish. When I make rice with dry fish I usually put it in the beginning and not when the rice is cooked as some people prefer to do. I do this so that the fish can get sauced properly and if its really dry,you don't have to bother about it scattering.
•Add little salt and seasoning. This solely depends on how seasoned your stock is. You don't want it too spicy.
•mix well and keep frying,after 5min,add your washed rice. I brought this down from the heat and stirred well,endeavor to use a wooden spoon. this way,it doesn't get burnt. Mix properly,and let all your ingredients work their way to the top.
•Add your stock,taste for seasoning and leave to cook.
•when almost cooked,add shrimps and diced sausages.(They are tender and do not need to over cook),its safe to turn @ this stage,using your wooden spoon and taken from bottom to top.
•when completely cooked,add runner beans. This is my favorite ingredient. :).I love it crunchy,so I turn again,and turn of heat. Never over cook your vegetables the heat from the food should do this.
•i didn't forget my mutton. it was served as a side dish. (Don't mind me o,na just meat)
•This sounds stressful,but ignore my long epistle. its really easy and tastes way better than it looks. enjoy!
|Ingredients for peppered variety rice, sausages, shrips, fish, onion, pepper , runner beans|
|Seasoned and half dried mutton|
|Stir fry pepper and onions, frying pepper reduces the hotness|
|Adding washed dry fish to stir fried pepper and onion|
|Adding rice, seasoning and salt to taste|
|Stirring rice with a wooden spoon|
|Adding chicken stock to pot of rice|
|Adding sausages and shrimps to almost cooked rice|
|Adding runner beans to cooked rice|
|Peppered variety rice served with a side of mutton|