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Rica-rica sauce
Course Main course
Place of origin Indonesia
Region or state North Sulawesi
Created by Manado cuisine
Serving temperature Hot
Main ingredients Chicken, meat, or seafood in hot and spicy spice mixture with a lot of red chili pepper
Cookbook: Rica-rica  Media: Rica-rica

Rica-rica or sometimes simply called rica is a type of hot and spicy bumbu (spice mixture) found in Manado cuisine of North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Rica-rica uses a lot of chopped or ground red and green chili peppers, bird's eye chili, shallots, garlic, ginger, and a pinch of salt and sugar. All that grounded 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).

See also


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

External links

  • Chicken Rica-rica recipe
  • Shrimp Rica-rica recipe
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