It is not difficult to make and you can use any rice of choice.


2 cups of rice long grain rice

3 cups of water

1 teaspoon salt


  • Rinse the rice to remove excess starch. This is optional as the starch encourages the stickiness of the rice.
  • Place the rice, salt and water in a pot and bring to a boil.
  • Turn the heat down to medium and allow the rice to steam in the pot until most of the water is absorbed.
  • Using a sturdy wooden spoon, pound the rice using a mash and fold method. Bring the rice toward the side of the pot, then turn over. Repeat until the rice is mushy and glutinous.
  • To serve, scoop the desired amount into a wet bowl and swirl around until balls are formed.
  • Serve the Omo tuo with any type of soup but is it traditional to serve it on a Sunday with peanut soup stew or palm nut soup.