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Burkinabé Cuisine: Riz Gras

A new feature where I’ll be showcasing Burkinabé cuisine one meal at a time – today, riz gras.

Riz gras, which translates literally to fat rice, is a rice dish with various infused flavors, most commonly including the standard Maggi cube, tomatoes, onion, garlic, and plenty of palm oil. However, if you go to the right restaurant, you can find upgraded versions of the dish that offer a good amount of toppings that make it a more of a true meal, rather than just flavored rice. I prefer the Senegalese joint in town where they include a number of vegetables, sauces, and even fish on top. My go-to lunch spot’s meal of choice. Cost: 500 CFA ($1.10).

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1 Response to “Burkinabé Cuisine: Riz Gras”


  1. February 26, 2012 at 20:10

    I enjoyed seeing the pictures and reading your descriptions of the food! I have a little cooking project, designing meals around countries. I haven’t found much in the way of recipes, but seeing the food is a big help. Thanks a bunch for sharing!


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