Rice and banana taste real good with combos of flavor coming from the tomato stew, white rice, and ripe yellow banana. Banana rice recipe is a tasty and delicious dish at all time, only very few top restaurants can serve this kind of delicacy.
Banana rice is a staple Somalia dish and also a popular Mexican dish as well; eating rice with banana is just one of the best ways of enjoying a typical rice dish that is perfect for either lunch or dinner.
Basically, there are days you will love to have banana mashed up with rice in your mouth as you enjoy the sweet taste of this wonderful combination.
Yellow ripe banana can also be used as a side dish in rice recipe especially Nigerian Jollof Rice. But for this recipe, we’re making white rice, tomato stew with chicken or beef, and banana as a side dish to complement our food.
Health benefits of Banana Fruit
Banana is a good source of vitamins and minerals such as Folate, calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, B6, niacin, and riboflavin. This entire nutrient aids in the proper functioning of the human body for a healthy living. Banana is known to be a superfruit because of the high content of potassium seen in banana.
How to Make Banana Rice Recipe
- 2 cups of Rice (white, Basmati, or Brown rice)
- 2 cups of fresh tomato puree
- 100mg tin tomato paste
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 large onions (finely sliced)
- ½ teaspoon curry, Thyme each
- 1 tablespoon ground pepper
- ½ cup veg oil
- 1 kg chicken or Beef
- 2 seasoning cubes
- 1 sachet Onga seasoning stew
- Salt to taste
- 2 ripe yellow bananas
Method of Preparing Banana Rice
- First and foremost, wash and cook your rice until completely soft, remove from heat and keep aside.
- Secondly, wash the meat, spice with onions, seasoning cube, curry, thyme, and salt, thereafter, cook until meat is soft and tender. Remove from heat and fry the meat though it is optional else set aside too.
- Thirdly, bring your vegetable oil to heat, stir in the sliced onions and fry for about 2 minutes, then pour in the tomato puree and fry for 5 minutes before adding the tin tomatoes, fry to dry as you turn constantly to avoid getting burnt.
- Finally, pour in the meat stock and the meat, add little water to it, most importantly, add pepper, Onga stew, seasoning cube, nutmeg, curry, thyme, and salt to taste.
- In addition, cook your tomato stew for another 10-15 minutes as all ingredients are properly mixed with a sweet aroma coming from your pot of stew.
- At this point the stew is ready, Remove from heat cover and allow resting for 2 minutes.
Serve and enjoy your meal with 1-2 ripe yellow bananas just like the picture on this article.