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Rica-rica sauce
CourseMain course
Place of originIndonesia
Region or stateNorth Sulawesi
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 Manado cuisine of North Sulawesi, Indonesia. 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.[1]


In Manado cuisine, almost all kinds of meats, poultries, freshwater fishes and seafoods can be made into rica-rica dish, however the most popular probably is ayam rica-rica (chicken rica-rica).[2] Another main ingredients that commonly cooked as rica-rica dishes are bebek rica-rica (duck), ikan mas rica-rica (carp fish), sapi rica-rica (beef), babi rica-rica (pork), cakalang rica-rica (skipjack tuna), tude rica-rica (mackerel), udang rica-rica (shrimp), cumi rica-rica (squid), kelinci rica-rica (rabbit), to exotic bushmeats such as paniki rica-rica (fruit bat) and rintek wu'uk rica-rica (dog meat).

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  1. ^ Anita (23 June 2013). "Ayam Rica Rica". Daily cooking Quest.
  2. ^ "Ayam Rica-Rica" (in Indonesian). Femina. Retrieved April 1, 2014.

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