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Bonjour! I’m a lovely mother of three children and married to a lovely person. I'm from the Congo. I arrived in South Africa 11 years ago, and I’m not working at the moment. I'm the first child of my mom and I have four siblings and a stepfather. I studied accounting in Congo Kinshasa. I wish to study how to cook more recipes, and I want to become a chef. I hope to get the opportunity to study and work. I know one day I will!

I learned this recipe from a dear friend! She is from Ghana and sometimes she cooked for me and my family. My children like the recipe so much, I learned to cook it myself. My children love it, and I also like it very much!


  • ½ kilo shin beef1
  • 1kg white rice2
  • Onion
  • Carrots
  • Cabbage
  • Tomato
  • Green and yellow
  • Black pepper
  • Dried oregano
  • Dried parsley
  • Curcuma
  • Black and white pepper
  • Salt
  • Cooking oil



I first cook my beef. I wash it nicely and I simply boil it with a bit of salt, chopped onions, white pepper, a bit of dried oregano, parsley and bay leaves. Let it boil for about 30 minutes until it’s well cooked. Then I cut my beef into thin slices and I set it aside. Next, I cut into small pieces my onion, my tomato, green pepper and carrots. I heat some cooking oil in my pan and I first sauté my onion, then I add rest of the veggies. Cook them well! They have to be golden brown! After that, I cut my cabbage into thin slices and I add it. I don’t leave it too long because I don’t want my cabbage to get too soft. I add my already cooked beef and my

1In my family, we eat it with beef, but you can also use chicken, pork or sausages and they are even better if they are a bit spicy! You can also mix different types of meat, just cook them separately first.

2I use plain white rice, but you can choose another one if you want to!