Cookbook:Ofada Rice

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Ofada Rice

Ofada rice is an indigenous rice from the Ofada community in Obafemi, Owode Nigeria. The rice is very high in fiber and dirty, with a foul odour and brownish colour. It is mostly cooked alone and eaten with a special soup called Obe Ofada among the Yoruba people.


A simple way to cook ofada rice is as follows:

  1. Pick the stones and dirt from the Ofada rice.
  2. Pour the rice into a bowl. Wash repeatedly with clean water until the water runs clear.
  3. Drain the rice completely, and transfer it to a pot.
  4. Add 4 cups of water to the rice. Cook, uncovered, for about 12 minutes over medium-low heat.
  5. Remove the rice from the heat, and rinse it with water until it runs clear.
  6. Add 1 cup of water to the rice, and cook until the rice is soft. You’ll need to check on it every now and then to prevent burning or sogginess.
  7. Remove the rice from the heat, and drain away any excess liquid.
  8. Enjoy with ofada stew or ayamase.