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 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). 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).