How to make : Angwa Mo


Angwa mo (angwamoangwa moo or angwamu) is a classic favorite dish of most Ghanaians as it is a flavorful and quick recipe to follow. Angwa mo is simply rice fried and cooked in oil. It is one of the easiest dishes you will make.


Angwa mo also referred to and translated as “oiled rice” is unlike fried rice in which you cook the rice before frying. Oiled rice is cooked by first frying the onion in oil, then adding water after the onions have browned. This will give the rice a different fragrance.The rice is then cooked in the water-oil mixture, to give the rice an oily feel when ready. It may be cooked with vegetables or salted beef, to add to your taste. It is mostly served with earthenware-ground pepper, with either tinned sardines or fried eggs complementing it.

Prep Time:20 Mins

Cook Time: 20 Mins

Total : 40 Mins

INGREDIENTSFor the angwa mo

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


Pour about 3 table spoonfuls of oil into a pot. Fry your sliced bulb onions and tolo beef into the oil . Add your chopped carrots and spring onions and stir fry. Do not let the veggies turn brown or over-fry.

Pour the rice into the pot and stir continually until the oil has successfully glazed the rice. Gradually add water and stir, salt to taste an cover to cook under low heat like plain rice normally would.

Keep checking for softness and salt taste.

After a few minutes, your rice is ready to serve. Enjoy “Angua mo” with hot ground pepper or shito, accompanied by hard boiled or fried eggs, chicken, or any accompaniments of choice.