Wednesday, November 6, 2013

African Coconut Rice With Lime Shrimp

Soft coconut rice with Lime shrimps
This coconut rice was so good. It tasted yummilicious though the rush for the shrimps was more but the pot of rice got cleared even before I could say Jack. The plan was to cook with four coconuts but some were bad so I had to substitute with one sachet of Emma coconut powder.

reading comments on previous coconut rice posts, I decided to try blending my coconuts this time and yes it was a saver. I chopped in tiny pieces, added hot water and blended within seconds. #ByeToCoconutGrating.

Just like the pancake rolls, my girls so enjoyed this meal that they requested I preserve a little for their lunch boxes the following day and guess what? Even the one that has said she never wants to see anything rice in her lunchbox cleared everything and said that was because she enjoyed it and that the shrimps tempted her too, Lolz.

  • Rice 3 cups
  • Coconuts 2 medium sizes
  • Coconut powder 1 sachet
  • Shrimps 3 small plates
  • Ground crayfish 2 tablespoonfuls
  • Dried catfish 2 medium sized
  • Thyme a pinch of
  • Curry powder a pinch
  • Lime juice from just 1/2 an orange
  • Vegetable oil 1 tablespoon
  • Ginger a tiny piece (grounded)
  • Salt to taste
  • Seasoning cubes 2
  • Water
Defrosting shrimps for coconut rice
Coconut  getting  ready for blending (Only two were blended cos two were bad)
Blended coconuts
Filtering the milk out of the blended coconuts
Coconut milk, washed rice, crayfish, thyme, ginger, curry powder, seasoning cubes, water and a little oil in the pot before stirring
Adding my pepper sauce to coconut rice
Adding fish and salt to boiling coconut rice

Salted washed shrimps in the fry pan, adding a little curry and squeezing in the lime juice before stirring
Adding some coconut milk to the shrimps
Cooked yummy tantalizing shrimps. No pepper added to these shrimps because the coconut rice was hot
Both coconut rice and shrimps are ready 
The food is ready, you can place your orders. Lol
A sizzling pot of Hot Soft coconut rice
A serving of coconut rice with shrimps
 I served my shrimps as a side but you can mix the shrimps to your pot of rice before turning off the heat.
For those who do not like dry cat fish, you can cook with any fish of your choice or chicken, goat meat, corned beef or even beef sef.
Enjoy Your Lunch and Dinner!



  1. Anonymous12:39 PM

    Please Aunty Eya, what's the essence of using that lime juice for the shrimps ?

    1. Mrs Dayo2:18 PM

      Lime juice in shrimps is just for taste.

  2. •Omalicha•2:10 PM

    This is what I'm talking About! Awesome.

  3. Anonymous4:04 PM

    so when did u add the rice, was it par boiled or how did u do it, it looks good.

    1. Anonymous4:41 PM

      Nice one..So cooking ds one rht away afta wrk.plz peep I need advice on †ђξ kind of face cleanser nd facial scrub I can use on mi face cuz am noticeing smtinz on mi face.

    2. Anonymous6:41 PM


  4. Anonymous6:19 PM

    Pls wst is shrimps n were do i get them?

    1. Anonymous11:06 AM

      Are u 4 real u don't know what is shrimps.but u know cray fish right! Ok dem dey d same family.

    2. Anonymous12:04 AM

      This your English sha.
      'You don't know what is shrimps?'

  5. Oh girlfriend must do this!

  6. Anonymous9:21 PM

    Eya, did u chop d coconut like u would chop carrots? Must it be hot water that is added?

  7. Na wa o.... Do they sell this in a restaurant, cos I don't av the patience to handle all this!

    Nice anyway!

  8. Anonymous10:30 PM

    I beg dis particular coconut rice is not sexy, its like vomit and the shrimps is too much ( am sure its for the pix) the one omalicha is much more better.. My opinion Eya's un-paid soilders. You guys dnt love her more than I do, she have been a blessing to many homes but dis food is called Mbanuuuu

    1. Anonymous11:12 AM

      How can u say dis food looks loke Vomit.I beg cook your own make we see.

  9. Young Awesome Mum11:41 PM

    Nice, I'm gonna try this style. Grating takes too much time

  10. Anty Eya,thanks for the recipe!did I hear someone say this looks like a vomit? You must be a joker! I'm trying it out today! Its a delicacy my children wouldn't mind having in their lunch box. You are a blessing.


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