Crayfish Potjie

Potjie No: 3
Serves: 6
Cooking Time: 1 hour
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2 tomatoes, peeled and diced
150 g sliced mushrooms
1 medium onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1.5 litres water
10 ml dried parsley
Juice of 1 lemon
45 ml cooking oil
750 ml uncooked rice
1 packet white onion soup
10 ml garlic salt
Salt to taste


  • Allow the parsley to soak in the water for 15 minutes.
  • Heat the oil in the pot and cook the rice for a few minutes.
  • Add the onions and peppers and brown until soft.
  • Add the parsley water and the rest of the ingredients except the crayfish.
  • Sprinkle the salt over and cover with the lid.
  • Allow the potjie to simmer slowly for 30 minutes or until the rice is almost done.
  • Now place the crayfish tails on top of the pot and allow it to simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Don’t cook the crayfish for too long as it could get soggy.
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  1. hayden

    20 November 2013 at 16:45


    do you need to add any spice to this pot? where does the flavor come from?

    it will be my first time/attempt.

  2. Lufuno

    23 May 2013 at 21:24

    I love this, I added 500ml white wine and 1l water, it was wow.

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