African Ofada Rice
Ofada rice is highly sought after, aromatic brown rice with a unique flavor and taste. It is traditionally used in the preparation of simple and stew dishes, puddings, risotto, and paella to name a few. Ofada rice is a type of short-grained brown rice that is mostly unpolished and unrefined with part of the brain still intact. It is a specialty exotic rice grown across planes of Nigeria.
The wild Ofada rice is known for its short and large grains. They are known by its unique and strong aroma, due to the fermentation process it goes through. Consuming Wild Ofada rice has health benefits, since it’s unpolished rice and still retains its nutritive value like most wild rice. They are very nutritious compared to white rice. It’s usually eaten with a vegetable stew prepared with the locust bean seasoning.
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 clear.
Now, add 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 the water runs clear. 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.
16 oz plastic grip Jar