Ofada rice is a popular Nigerian rice variety. It is also called Unpolished rice as it is rice in it’s natural state and without genetic modification. It is very healthy and much more healthier than white rice and is identified as Brown rice.
Ofada rice is notorious for its dirtiness and stone contents though the quality has improved tremendously in recent times, now they are sold in small packets and they don’t contain as much dirt as before. Ofada Rice served with Ofada Stew/Ayamase is extremely popular at Nigerian parties and homes.
I decided to draw up this recipe albeit simple and straightforward cos I’d had a few requests for it in the past and I only managed to get some last weekend. So I thought, why not?
2 Cups Ofada Rice
Salt to taste
Pick the stones and dirt from the Ofada rice. Do this carefully as Ofada rice is known to be very dirty and full of stones….
Pour the rice into a bowl, wash repeatedly, see how dirty the water looks….
Rinse till the water runs clean…
Now, add 4 Cups of water, allow to cook on low to medium heat for 12 minutes…
Do not cover the pot throughout!
Take the rice off the heat and rinse out the starch till water runs clean…
Add 1 cup of water and cook till soft. You’ll need to check on it every now and then to prevent burning or sogginess. When it’s soft, take it off the heat and if you end up with liquid after the rice is fully cooked, drain in a colander…
Enjoy with Ofada Stew/ Ayamase…
Do remember to leave a feedback when you’re tried this Ofada Rice recipe….Enjoy!