Rice is a very common food around the world and most people like it; I in particular; love rice. I remember when I was much younger with my cousins around, when mummy or other aunties cook Swallow [Tuwo, Eba or Amala], we would almost starve because of the love of RICE, Children and Rice; lol. The worst was Tuwon Dawa (Guinea Corn swallow), chai! I hate that food ehn… till today. Now that I have learnt that I have to limit carbs (Rice inclusive) it breaks my heart that I have to limit eating it; crying… but what can I do?

I was brain storming on what recipe to creat and post here for my lovely audience, then I thought of making Rice with minced beef, Cinnamon and Vegetables and the mere thought of mixing all the ingredients together made me salivate and here we are.





  1. 2 cups of Rice
  2. 1 tablespoon of ground Cinnamon
  3. 300g of Beef [minced]
  4. Seasoning cubes
  5. Salt to taste
  6. 1 large Onions
  7. Carrots
  8. Green Bell Pepper
  9. Red bell Pepper (Tatashe)
  10. Ginger [minced]
  11. Garlic[minced]
  12. Scotch Bonnets- Atarugu/ Atarodo [minced]


Before You start,  wash and cut the Carrots and Onions into circles and cut the red and green Bell Peppers into square-like shapes.

  • Parboil the Rice in salted water for 5 mintues, strain and rinse with cold water then set aside
  • Add amount of water that will cook the rice in a pot, add 1 tablespoon of Cinnamon, chicken spice, 3 Maggi cubes, pinch of salt, minced Scotch Bonnets (Atarugu/ Atarodo) and a tablespoon of vegetable oil and stir
  • Bring to a boil and add the parboiled rice, cover and allow to cook. Then set aside.


  • Heat up some oil in a pan and add minced ginger and garlic, stir and sauté for 1 mintue on very low heat to avoid burning.

  • Add in the sliced Onions and stir fry for about a minute.
  • Add the minced Beef and stir fry for another 2 minutes

  • Add seasoning cubes and stir.
  • Now add in the Carrots and stir fry for 3 minutes

  • Add in 4 tablespoons of Soy sauce and stir

  • Pour the red and green bell peppers and stir

  • Add in ½ seasoning cube and stir (remember we have seasoned the rice). Allow to simmer for some seconds

  • Now place the cooked rice back on fire[very low heat] and add the stir fried vegetables and minced beef.

  • Stir very well so all the ingredients are well incorporated, allow on fire for 1 minute while stirring then turn off the heat.

  • Our Cinnamon minced Beef vegetable Rice is ready. The Cinnamon was scenting all over the house and Everybody  was like: ‘wow’ and from the look on Their faces, I knew They could not wait to dig in.
  • Serve with Salad, Chicken, Plantain or anything You like.


You Guys have to try this out because it is so yummy, when you do, please give me a feedback by commenting below; see you in my next recipe Bunnies…


  1. I so much love the pictorial flow of the recipes and process, I love rice like Kilode! Anyway, this site is surely for me Anamy, thumbs up. Keep us beefed up.


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