Designer Rice Recipe: How to Cook Designer Rice (Ofada Rice)

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Designer rice is a very simple and delicious rice cooked with ofada stew (ayamese), ofada stew or ayamase on the other hand is a tasty green bell peppers sauce used for eating boiled rice. If you are looking for amazing way to recreate your ofada rice, this easy designer rice is just the best for you. There are two ways of making ofada stew or ayamase; you can either make use of green peppers or red bell peppers, the two methods taste amazingly delicious and pairwell with any type ofrice. See how to make buka stew also.

Generally, ofada stew goes well with any types of rice including boiled yam and plantain, you can use the stew to prepare a one pot rice just the way I did or serve as a side dish. This designer rice is one of my best rice recipes; the simplest way to make this is to prepare it like jollof rice. Designer rice is best prepared with plenty meat, in this case you will be having a meaty plate of rice which means for every spoon you will get to chew one or two pieces of meat.

After making this ofada rice (designer rice), I used some green and red peppers to design it, this gives the rice a beautiful and better presentation which is what you are seeing above and the taste is something else. You can take out some of the listed ingredients or more to your taste.

Ingredients for designer rice

  1. 1 kg of beef/chicken
  2. 3 red bell peppers
  3. 8 green bell peppers
  4. 3 scotch bonnets
  5. 2 stock cubes
  6. 2 medium onions
  7. 2 tablespoon ground crayfish
  8. 1 tablespoons Iru (locust beans)
  9. 1 cup of palm oil
  10. 3 cups of parboiled rice
  11. Salt to taste
Designer rice ingredients
Designer rice ingredients

 

Directions for making designer rice

  1. Season meat properly and cook until its tender, drain the meat from the stock and set aside
  2. Roughly, blend green peppers, scotch bonnets, onions, and rain out excess water using a colander.
  3. Chop red and green peppers into thin strips and one extra onion and set aside for later use.
  4. Place an empty pot on heat; add palm oil to it to bleach for 5-10 minutes with the lid closed.
  5. Add the cooked meat to the oil and fry the meat until golden, remove from the oil and set aside.
  6. Add chopped onions to the oil and fry for 30 seconds followed with the roughly blended pepper.
  7. Add Iru to the pepper sauce, stir-fry for 2 minutes until the pepper turns soft and season with crayfish, stock cubes, salt and stir to combine.
  8. Add the beef stock to the sauce and stir in the parboiled rice to incorporate, add more water if the meat stock is not enough for the rice to cook.
  9. Cover the lid and leave the rice to cook for 20 minutes until the water dries completely.
  10. Once the liquid has dried, return the fried beef and stir in the chopped peppers and mix to combine. Leave the rice to cook for five minutes on low heat for the pepper to be heat.
  11. Designer rice is ready, you can enjoy as it is or pair it with fried plantain.

Directions for making designer rice

1. Season meat properly and cook until its tender, drain the meat from the stock and set aside

Boiling of beef for designer rice
Boiling of beef for designer rice

 

2. Roughly, blend green peppers, scotch bonnets, onions, and rain out excess water using a colander.

Roughly blended pepper for designer rice
Roughly blended pepper for designer rice

 

3. Chop red and green peppers into thin strips and one extra onion and set aside for later use.

4. Place an empty pot on heat; add palm oil to it to bleach for 5-10 minutes with the lid closed.

Bleached palm oil for designer rice
Bleached palm oil for designer rice

 

5. Add the cooked meat to the oil and fry the meat until golden, remove from the oil and set aside.

Cut your beef into smaller pieces before frying
Cut your beef into smaller pieces before frying

 

6. Add chopped onions to the oil and fry for 30 seconds followed with the roughly blended pepper.

7. Add Iru to the pepper sauce, stir-fry for 2 minutes until the pepper turns soft and season with crayfish, stock cubes, salt and stir to combine.

Before you add the blended pepper to fry, reduce the oil after frying the meat so that you don
Before you add the blended pepper to fry, reduce the oil after frying the meat so that you don’t end up with oily designer rice

 

8. Add the beef stock to the sauce and stir in the parboiled rice to incorporate, add more water if the meat stock is not enough for the rice to cook.

Add meat stock just enough to cook your parboiled rice and bring to a boil
Add meat stock just enough to cook your parboiled rice and bring to a boil

 

Adding of parboiled rice to prepared stock
Adding of parboiled rice to prepared stock

 

9. Cover the lid and leave the rice to cook for 20 minutes until the water dries completely.

Once the liquid has gone down, return the fried meat
Once the liquid has gone down, return the fried meat

 

10. Once the liquid has dried, return the fried beef and stir in the chopped peppers and mix to combine. Leave the rice to cook for five minutes on low heat for the pepper to be heat.

Don't over cook the veggies, I love mine with the crunch
Don’t over cook the veggies, I love mine with the crunch

 

Designer rice is ready, it looks yummy and smells amazing
Designer rice is ready, it looks yummy and smells amazing

 

Tasty designer rice with fried beef
Tasty designer rice with fried beef

 

Delicious designer rice
Delicious designer rice

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