109 Mauritania – Thieboudienne

109 Mauritania - Thieboudienne


This fish and rice dish comes with a colorful bounty of vegetables. This meal will feed many, so invite your friends and family over.


3 cups of rice (broken rice)

4 large pieces of fish (of your own choice)

3 fresh tomatoes, mashed

3 tablespoons of tomato paste

1 bunch of parsley, crushed

1 large carrot, peeled and cut into medium pieces

2 potatoes, peeled and chopped

1 large onion, chopped

4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

2 small eggplants, facultitatif

1 small cabbage, cut into 4 pieces

200ml peanut oil

2 bouillon cube or Maggi cube

4 bay leaves

4 peppers,

1 table spoon of black pepper


6 small okra

1 tablespoon of Yété , optional

1 tablespoons nététou (if available)

1.5l hot water

You can also add 1 sweet cassava, 1 sweet potato, a little smoked fish

Preparation of Thieboudienne (Wolof Rice)

Step 1: Prepare the stuffing for fish.

Mix the parsley, half the garlic , a little pepper, add salt and half a Maggi. Directory you can loot in a mortar or use a food processor. Then put the mixture into the fish pieces.

Step 2: Make the tomato sauce.

Heat oil , add onions , tomatoes, tomato paste , the remaining black pepper garlic. Then fry for 15 minutes over medium heat. Then add the fish in tomato sauce. Add the bouillon cube (or Maggi ), with bay leaves and 1 cup of water. Then simmer until the fish pieces are cooked through, about 15 minutes.

Step 3 : Remove the fish and add vegetables.

Remove the fish pieces and add all the vegetables except okra with 1 cup of water and cook the vegetables until they are cooked (25-30 min). You must ensure that the vegetables are ready before removing them, but make sure not to overcook. Then remove the vegetables and add the okra with water.

Step 4: Cook the Rice.

After 5 min remove the okra and add the rice. Cook the rice over low heat, turning often so that all sides are cooked well.

Step 5 : Serve.

When the rice is cooked well its ready for serving. place the rice in a nice dish and arrange the vegetables and fish on top.

Original recipe found here:



Author: martymadeitproductions

A Home Chef's Journey

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