Angwa Mo

Angwa Mo (or angwamu) is a delicious traditional Ghanaian dish consisting of fried rice that is often cooked with salted beef (tolo beef).

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: African, Ghanaian

Servings: 4 people

Author: Nita Ragoonanan


For the angwa mo

  • 3 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1 cup fragrant white rice
  • 3 oz. salted beef (tolo beef), diced (recipe below)
  • 2 onions , chopped (divided in 2)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cube Maggi chicken broth
  • 1 red hot pepper , diced
  • 2 cups water
  • Salt
  • Pepper

For the salted beef (tolo beef)

  • 3 oz. beef (sirloin or rib eye)
  • 2 tablespoons sea salt
  • 2 bay leaves


Salted beef (tolo beef)

  1. In a plastic or glass container with a lid, add the beef and sprinkle with sea salt.
  2. Rub the beef with the salt, then add the bay leaves.
  3. Cover the container and place in a warm place for 24 hours.
  4. Drain the blood then cover the container again and place in a warm place for another 24 hours.

Angwa Mo

  1. Wash rice, drain and dry.
  2. In a pot, heat the oil and fry the chopped onions in hot oil until golden brown.
  3. Take half of the onion and set aside.
  4. Add the salted beef and mix well.
  5. Add rice and fry over medium heat for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  6. Add the bouillon cube and stir. Add the hot pepper and mix.
  7. Add the water and stir well. Cook for 5 minutes.
  8. Add the remaining onion and cook again for 5 minutes.
  9. Remove from heat.
  10. Cover and let stand 5 minutes before serving.



  • This rice can be served with omelette and canned sardines.

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