How To Cook Pap With Rama

How To Cook Pap With Rama

Have you ever wondered how to cook pap with Rama margarine? If you're not familiar with pap, it's a popular dish in South Africa. It's made from ground maize and is similar to polenta in texture. Pap is typically eaten with meat, vegetables, stews or chakalaka. Adding Rama to your pap not only enhances the flavor, but also provides some healthy fats to your dish. Here's how to cook pap with Rama.

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  • 1 cup of maize meal
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of Rama margarine


  1. In a pot with a heavy bottom, bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of salt to the boiling water and stir.
  3. Sprinkle 1 cup of maize meal into the pot slowly while stirring constantly.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and let the pap simmer for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Once the pap is cooked and the consistency is smooth, remove the pot from the heat.
  6. Add 2 tablespoons of Rama margarine to the pap and stir until it's well mixed.
  7. Let the pap stand for a few minutes to thicken up.
  8. Serve hot, as a side dish to your favorite meal.


  • Use a wooden spoon or spatula to stir the pap, to prevent lumps from forming.
  • If the pap is too thick or too thin, adjust the consistency by adding more water or maize meal.
  • If you prefer a more flavorful pap, you can also add chopped onions, garlic, or mixed herbs.
  • Leftover pap can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days and reheated in the microwave or on the stove top.
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Now that you know how to cook pap with Rama margarine, you can enjoy this traditional South African dish with a twist. Bon appétit!

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