Rice with Fish Stew


  • 2 red peppers
  • 1 onion
  • Water
  • 2 plantains
  • ¼ c oil
  • 1 lb fish of choice, sliced into 4 to 5 large pieces
  • ½ lb gizzards
  • 1 c rice



Chop red peppers and onion into smaller pieces, then add all to a blender with ½ cup of water.

Blend for 30-40 seconds.

Add blended mixture to a small pan and simmer for 10 minutes.


Peel and slice plantains into small cubes about ¼ inch in size.

In a small frying pan, add ¼ cup of oil to heat.

Fry plantains until a golden brown color is reached.

When plantains are done, remove from pan and place on a plate covered with paper towel to drain excess oil.

Effo Riro:

In the same pan as onion and pepper mixture, add the fish and cook for 10 minutes more.

Take ½-1 cup of the mixture from the pan and add to another small pot.

In this pot add the plantains and gizzards.

Cook for 20 minutes, then remove from heat.


In a small pot, bring 2 cups of water to a boil with a pinch of salt.

Add 1 cup of rice. Cook for 20 minutes on medium low heat.

Serve with Effo Riro.


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