Rice Akarakuru

Source: Favourite Sierra Leone Recipes by Pamela Greene
Prep time: 40 minutesCooking time: 30 minutesTotal time: 1 1⁄6 hours


Rice flour, sugar and bananas. Deep fat frying


3 cups
rice flour
1 cup
bananas (over-ripe)
groundnut oil (or palm oil for frying)
1 teaspoon
baking powder
1⁄2 teaspoon
nutmeg (gratered)
1⁄2 teaspoon
2 tablespoons


How to make Rice Akarakuru?
Method:- Deep-fat frying
1. Mash the bananas into a smooth pulp.
2. Stir in the sugar until completely dissolved.
3. Sift rice flour with baking powder and nutmeg and add to the mixture in half-cup amounts.
4. Add salt and 2 tablespoons water. Stir.
5. Allow the mixture to stand for about 1/2 hour to soften the starch granules.
6. Fry tablespoonful in hot deep fat using groundnut oil or palm oil.
7. Drain on absorbent paper and serve hot or cold as a snack.


Important Nutrition Information:- Rich in carbohydrate and fat.
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