Fried Rice


Fried Rice
5 from 5 votes

Fried Rice

Cooked Basmati rice fried with onions, and other veggies.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese, West African
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 People


  • 3 Cups Basmati Rice
  • 1 Bulb Onion
  • 1 Sweet Pepper
  • 1 Habanero Pepper
  • 3 Tbsp Home Made Chicken Broth
  • 2 Tbsp Oyster Sauce
  • 1 Tsp Seasoned Salt
  • 1 Tsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 Medium Sized Carrots Shredded
  • 3 Cups Water
  • 2 Tbsp Canola Oil


  1. Start by cooking your 3 cups of rice with the 3 the cups of water with a pinch of salt

  2. While the rice is cooking cut up your vegetables.

  3. Heat your oil in a skillet or a wok and pour your onions in a let it cook for 5 minutes

  4. Pour in your rice and stir for a few minutes and add in other other veggies

  5. Add seasoned salt and Oyster sauce and stir, your fried rice should be ready in about another 5-10 minutes. Serve with a salad and some chicken!

Recipe Notes

Fried rice is one of our favorite meals at home not only because its quick to make but also because its so delicious. I remember sometime 2 years ago was when I noticed my son will come up with a dance whenever I made it.

The picture above was my lunch for today, I ate it with chicken and Kaklo (would share the link soon). If you want to eat it the West African way serve it with some shitto , you can thank me later :).


Orange Marmalade

Orange Marmalade is a delicious spread used on bread crackers, scones, etc.

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 People
Calories 60 kcal


  • 1/2 LEMON


  1. Remove the rind from the orange and set aside
  2. Put the orange fruit in a food processor and blend until its nice and smooth.

  3. Cut the orange rinds into fine small pieces and set aside.
  4. Separate the half lemon  and chop up the rind into small fine pieces, chop up the other part of the lemon as well.

  5. Pour the sugar, water, rinds, orange and lemon in a cooking pan and boil at medium heat for about 25 minutes and lower for the last 20 minutes.
  6. When its cooked let it cool for about 10 minutes then pour into a jar and refrigerate it for about 12 hours or overnight.
  7. Your delicious Jam is ready! Enjoy it with a buttered bread!

Recipe Notes

Today's recipe Orange Marmalade was my favorite spread on bread with a nice, warm cup of hot chocolate :). 
My older sister used to make, bottle and distribute different flavors back in Ghana when we were growing up. Although there was an abundance of it, I never got tired of eating my favorite marmalade mixed with butter on a nice soft bread.

Shitto (Hot Sauce)



A hot and spicy hot sauce made in Ghana, and other part of West Africa. 

Cuisine West African
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4 People


  • 1 Cup Powdered Shrimp / Anchovies Or you can use both
  • 4 Habanero Peppers
  • 1 Tbsp Powdered Cayenne Pepper
  • 3 Bulbs Onion
  • 1 Pound Ginger
  • 2 Cups Canola Oil
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Cube Maggi / bouillon
  • 1 14 oz Can of tomato paste


  1. Blend the peppers, onions, ginger, salt, a little bit of the oil.

  2. Pour the blended ingredients into hot oil and let cook for about 10 minutes while stirring

  3. Add cayenne, dried fish, maggi, salt and tomatoes and let simmer for another 40 minutes. Make sure to stir consistently.

  4. About another 10 minutes your world famous Shitto is ready!

Recipe Notes

I know, the name is quite close to a certain bad word we all know, and actually a British TV network run a story on it in hilarious fashion.  However those who've tasted it know what the deal is, no other hot sauce in the world comes close.

Growing up, Shitto was a delicacy and we had it a few times a year. We would eat it with rice, Waakye, Kenkey, Banku; and can also be used as a dip for fries, spring rolls, dumplings, etc.



5 from 6 votes


This is a tropical drink made out of dried Hibiscus flowers. 

Course Drinks
Cuisine Tropical
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 5 People
Calories 100 kcal
Author fnonterah2018


  • 2 Cups Dried hibiscus/Jamaica
  • 2 Lemons
  • 10 Cups Water
  • 1-2 Cups Sugar (Depends on how sweet you want it)
  • 1/4 Pound Ginger


  1. Slightly Rinse the dried Hibiscus

  2. Boil the hibiscus dried leaves, lemon, water, and ginger in a pan for about 15 minutes

  3. Let it cool off for about 3-4 hours
  4. Strain the mixture into a pitcher, add sugar and 5 more cups of water and refrigerate for about 6 hours or overnight

Recipe Notes

Sobolo (Hibiscus Iced Tea) is a highly popular beverage in Ghana and other West African countries, slightly different from the Hibiscus tea/drink drunk in different parts of the world. It has been around for a  while but it really got popular in Ghana between 2004 and 2006. Now you can find it in almost any restaurant in Ghana or Nigeria.

West African-Style Bongo Chicken



Delicious chicken recipe made with mostly natural herbs and spices from West Africa. Bongo Chicken is by far my favorite recipe because I created it myself :). It was from my Mom and sister's cooking in the past.

Course Main Course
Cuisine West African
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 1300 kcal


  • 1 Tbsp Salt
  • 1 Bulb Medium Onion
  • 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 1 Cup Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Canola Oil
  • 2 Habanero Peppers
  • 1 Tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp Cumin


  1. First of all, pour two cups of water in your baking dish and add a spoon of seasoned salt. Then place your chicken in it.

  2.  Blend all these ingredients together for about 5 minutes.

  3. After you're done rub the whole chicken with the bongo seasoning generously.
  4. Place the chicken in the baking dish with the 2 cups of water in it. Set it in the refrigerator overnight.
  5. The Next day put the bird in a pre-heated conventional oven and set oven temperature to 350 degrees
  6. Let the bird bake for 2 hours, every 20-30 minutes in between pour a little of the stock forming at the bottom of the baking dish over the bird to keep it moist and then your bongo chicken will be ready to eaten

Recipe Notes

Bongo Chicken is by far my favorite recipe because I created it myself :). It was from my Mom and sister's cooking in the past, added with a little bit of innovation on my part. 

You can add a few more habaneros to add a little heat to it, that is if you're obsessed hot peppers like I am. Nothing like eating chicken that's hot and spicy with a hint of sweetness.