Sunday, February 6, 2011

Cooking with Peco, Jelof-rice recipe!

One day as I was preparing some food for supper I came across Peco. I admit I had to add a bit to his person but he already had so much character I couldn't resist. The kids loved him from the start and now none of us have the heart to throw him in the cooking pot so instead I will use him to help me tell you some recipes for cooking some Cameroonian food that you could make at home as some of you have requested.

Jelof Rice:

in a pot add
2 cups of uncooked rice
3 1/2 cups of water
1 t. oil
cover and cook until soft, about 15 minutes

In a separate pan add
vegetable oil-enough to coat the bottom of the pan
3/4 cups of fresh cut carrots
3/4 cups of fresh cut green beans
1 small onion (preferably purple)
Maggi/soy sauce to taste-about 1 T.
cook until vegetables soften, add some water as needed if it starts to get dry
When vegetables are cooked throughly
add about 1.5- 2 cups of water
add 3-6 oz. of tomato paste
add salt and pepper to taste
Bring to a boil

Last step is to combine the sauce with the rice and enjoy.

They aren't big fans of exact measurement here so play with it a little until it is to your taste.
I watched Terrance cook it twice before I decided that I could do that too. We have this at least once or twice a week. I hope you like it.


Anonymous said...

My favorite dish from Cameroon. Thanks for posting Dana. Will be making it soon.

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Leah said...

Looks interesting :) Love the picture of Kent! Miss you all.