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The Best Fijian Rourou Recipe

Rourou is delicious dalo leaves cooked and prepared in a traditional Fijian way. These leaves make a delicious and healthy side dish.

Keyword Dalo Leaves, Fijian, Rourou, Taro Leaves
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 4 taro leaves
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • salt to taste
  • 1 canned meat


  1. Prepare the taro leaves by cleaning them and removing the fibrous stems so that there are only leaves. Wash and slice very thinly.

  2. Boil 1 cup of water and 1 cup of coconut cream. Add salt, garlic, onion, and canned meat. Then, add the taro leaves. Bring to boil for about 15-20 minutes with the lid off. Stir occasionally.

  3. It is very important to boil the taro leaves thoroughly since they can be highly acidic and bad for your stomach/throat. Remember to boil the leaves AT LEAST 10 minutes.

  4. Serve the mixture as a delicious and healthy side dish.