Angwa Mu literally meaning Oil Rice is another favourite way of cooking rice in Ghana. It is so simple to cook yet satisfying. It can be cooked plain without the salted beef (Toolu beef) but the toolu beef takes it to another level. Toolu beef is a salted cured beef used in flavouring sauces in Ghana. When this cured beef is used in angwa mu, it adds another dimension of flavour to the rice. Try this version of boiled rice and I’m sure you will love it.
- 3 Cups Rice
- 2 ½ Cups of Boiling Water
- Handful of Salted Cured Beef (Toolu Beef)
- 1 Small White Onion
- 1 Small Red Onion
- 2 Big Bay Leaves
- 1 Tsp White Pepper
- 1 Tsp Black Pepper
- 1 Tbsp Butter
- 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
- Salt to taste
- Peel and slice the white onions into half moons.
- Peel and slice the red onions into circles.
- Place a thick based pot on the hob and heat up. Add the olive oil and butter and heat up until hot.
- Add the white onions and the bay leaves, stir and fry until the white onions start to look translucent.
- Add the salted cured beef and stir. Fry for about 3 minutes.
- Wash the rice in a sieve until the water runs clear and completely drain.
- Add the rice to the pot and stir. Scrapping the sides and bottom of the pot to deglaze the pot.
- Add the white and black pepper, stir and let the rice fry for about 2 minutes.
- Now add the boiling water and pinch of salt to taste. Stir and cover the rice with kitchen foil plus the pot cover.
- Turn down the heat or transfer to a smaller burner with the heat completely turned down.
- Cook the rice until soft and all the water is soaked up in the rice.
- Once cooked add the red onions and stir.
- Serve rice with shito, fish, grilled chicken, coleslaw or anything you fancy.