Liberian Rice Bread

These are delicious to snack on anytime, or may be served as part of an African meal. In a pinch, substitute under-ripe bananas for the plaintains. The bread also can be baked in a disposable 11 1/2 x 9-inch foil roaster pan.


  • 1 (14 ounce) box Cream of Rice cereal
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 plantains, mashed or chopped in the blender


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 13-inch pan with nonstick baking spray.
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. In a smaller bowl, mix eggs, oil, vanilla extract and mashed plantains. Add milk and combine.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well. Transfer to baking pan.
  5. Bake about 30 to 45 minutes or until done. The pan size will make a difference in the timing.

Makes about 12 servings.

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