A Minahasa Dish with Chillies

Rica Rica

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By Sri Owen

Published 1994

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This can be made with chicken – ayam rica rica; or with fish – ikan rica rica. The three recipes below are ayam rica rica, ayam bakar rica and ikan bakar rica. (Remember the letter c is pronounced ch as in chilli.)

Although the Minahasa people use different names to distinguish between methods of cooking, the bumbu or paste is the same for all. Ayam bakar rica is roast or grilled chicken. In ayam rica rica, the chicken is boiled first, and tomatoes are added to the pas