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Senegalese Thiebou Dien

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This dish never stops reminding me of my childhood. It wasn’t the kind of meal we used to cook on a daily basis, in fact we only cooked thieboudienne( or Jollof Rice) few times in a year during parties or feast occasions and those rare occasions made this recipe so special to me. Thiebou Dienn is also called Jollof rice or Riz gras in other African countries.
Ingredients
  Rice 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Fish 4 Large (Salmon)
  Hot water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Fresh tomato 3 , mashed
  Tomato paste 3 Tablespoon
  Okra 6 Small
  Parsley 1 Bunch (100 gm), crushed
  Carrot 1 Large, cut into small piecess
  Potatoes 2 , cut into pieces
  Onion 1 Large, minced
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm) (Crushed Or Chopped)
  Eggplant 2 Small, cut into slices
  Cabbage 1 , cut into 4 pieces
  Peanut oil 4 Tablespoon
  Chicken seasoning/Maggi seasoning 2
  Bay leaves 4
  Chili 4 , crushed
  Black pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. For the stuffing, mix parsley, half of the garlic, a little bit chili, salt and 1/2 Maggi cube.

MAKING
2. Stuff the mixture into the fish (watch the video for more details).
3. Heat the oil and add onions, tomato, tomato paste, the remaining garlic and black pepper.
4. Fry for 5 minutes.
5. Add the fish, chicken seasonings (or Maggi), bay leaves and 1 cup of water.
6. Let it simmer until the fish is done, around 15 minutes.
7. Remove the fish and add the vegetable with 1 cup of water.
8. Cook the vegetables till done, about 20 minutes and remove (make sure that the vegetable are done before you remove them and also do not overcook them, as some may need more cooking time like the carrot).
9. Add the okra with the remaining water, salt and chili.
10. After 5 minutes remove the okra.
11. Add the rice (to make the rice easy to cook, soak it in some hot water for 30 minutes before adding).
12. Cook it on low heat, flipping the rice often so it is well cooked.

SERVING
13. When serving, place the rice in a dish and arrange the vegetables and fish on top. Then enjoy it!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Senegalese
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Fish
Interest: 
Everyday
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Senegalese Thiebou Dien is a very popular African dish. This fish and rice casserole is known by different names in different countries. Watch this video to find out how to prepare this rustic casserole.

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