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Rica-rica sauce
CourseMain course
Place of originIndonesia
Region or stateNorth Sulawesi and Gorontalo
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsChicken, meat, or seafood in hot and spicy spice mixture with much red chili pepper

Rica-rica (or sometimes simply called rica) is a type of Southeast Asian hot and spicy bumbu (spice mixture) found in Minahasan cuisine and Gorontalo cuisine of Minahasa Peninsula, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.[1]

Rica-rica uses much chopped or ground red and green chili peppers, bird's eye chili, shallots, garlic, ginger, and a pinch of salt and sugar. Such ground spices are cooked in coconut oil and mixed with lime leaf, bruised lemongrass and lime juice.

In Indonesia it is a popular hot and spicy seasoning to prepare barbecued meat, seafood or chicken.[2]


In Minahasan cuisine and Gorontalese cuisine, almost all kinds of meats, poultries, freshwater fishes and seafood can be made into rica-rica dishes; however, the most popular are probably ayam rica-rica (chicken rica-rica) and ayam iloni.[3]

Other dishes that are commonly cooked with rica-rica are:

Minahasan cuisine[edit]

Gorontalo Cuisine[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Albala, K. ed., 2016. At the Table: Food and Family around the World: Food and Family around the World. ABC-CLIO.
  2. ^ Anita (23 June 2013). "Ayam Rica Rica". Daily cooking Quest.
  3. ^ "Ayam Rica-Rica" (in Indonesian). Femina. Retrieved April 1, 2014.

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