Showing posts with label All rice recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label All rice recipes. Show all posts
Thursday, June 01, 2017

How to cook Nigerian tomato stew with chicken

Nigerian tomato stew with chicken.
 Nigerian tomato stew can be really delicious when cooked with chicken, it doesn't have to be oily all the time. Sometimes I make stew with little or no oil and it turns out great. You can make this stew thick by adding very little stock or light by adding just a little stock (Water). Honestly, the live chicken that you just get slaughtered and dressed at the market is the best for Nigerian chicken stew. If you are using frozen chicken, let it be the hard chicken and not broilers (Soft). Frozen soft chicken easily gets overcooked and falls off the bones making your stew not too palatable. By now you already know my secret to the best Nigerian tomato stew. Even if you have never got it right with tomato stews, just try my recipe and see.
Cooking tomato stew with chicken is very easy and absolutely delicious.

INGREDIENTS

3 thumbs size piece of ginger
1 medium sized onion for stew
1 large onion for boiling the chicken
2 cups vegetable oil
seasoning cube
4 large tatashe (Red bell pepper)
1 tablespoon ground fresh pepper (Ata rodo)
3 cups boiled and blended tomatoes
1 large chicken boiled with onion and salt
3 cups chicken stock or more depending on how thick you like your stew
Salt to taste.

Before you cook this chicken stew: 
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Recipe: How to cook coconut rice with tomatoes and vegetables

Coconut rice cooked with tomatoes and vegetables.
To cook Nigerian coconut rice with tomatoes and vegetables, you need more coconut milk than you would need for plain coconut rice. Adding vegetables and tomatoes enhances the taste and nutrition. Kids love coconut rice with colour. If you are not sure you like coconut rice, try this recipe and see.This is really appetizing, absolutely delicious and easy to cook.

INGREDIENTS:

3 cups rice
2 cups vegetable oil
1 large onion
4 large tomatoes
1 teaspoon fresh pepper, you can add more
4 large red bell peppers (Tatashey)
2 seasoning cubes
1 large fresh fish. I used croaker
2 sachets coconut milk powder
Salt to taste
1/2 cup roughly ground crayfish
Chicken stock (Optional)
Water, just
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Nigerian coconut rice and beans



My Nigerian coconut rice and beans is the recipe to try this weekend. So delicious I don't know how to describe it. So low cost yet so nutritious and tasty.  If you like rice, if you like beans porridge, if you like jollof rice, you'll definitely love this meal. Just finished cooking yet pot is cleared already as I type. 

INGREDIENTS FOR NIGERIAN COCONUT RICE AND BEANS:
2 Cups rice
11/2 cup beans
1 large onion
1/2 cups vegetable oil
1 small can tomato paste
1 large smoked fish
1 cup roughly ground crayfish
2 Seasoning cubes
1 teaspoon pepper or to your taste
2 cups coconut milk (1 sachet coconut milk powder)
Water enough to cover the rice 

COOKING DIRECTION

  1. Wash and boil beans with half of the onion. When beans is soft, add salt to taste, not too much.
Saturday, February 04, 2017

Recipe for minced meat & cow tail gravy


Minced meat and cow tail gravy is really delicious with rice. The main meat here is the cowtail but knowing that cowtail on it's own is almost tasteless, I added minced meat (beef) for enhanced taste. Didn't want to cook nutritious but bland gravy, wanted both taste and nutrition combined in 1 pot. Rice and stew can be tiring sometimes if we do not alternate with gravy. 

Nigerians have come to accept and love gravies so much so that at events these days, you hardly see rice and stew without some gravy for those who prefer it. To cook cow tail gravy, it's very important to first of all cook the cow tail soft and seasoned before adding to gravy. I pressure cooked the cow tail soft in just 15 minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 cup minced meat
  • Seasoning cubes to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper (I always use my pepper sauce for cooking)
  • 3 cabbage leaves
  • 1 large egg plant (Garden egg)
  • 3 medium sized carrots
  • A handful of green peas
  • 1/2 cow tail
  • Thickener ( I used knorr gravy powder (Roast meat)

COOKING DIRECTION:
Wednesday, February 01, 2017

How to cook Chicken and vegetable gravy

A serving of chicken and vegetable gravy, great with boiled rice.

Cooking chicken and vegetable gravy also known as Nigerian chicken curry is not too different from other gravy recipes on the blog. With ingredients ready, this cooks in less than 10 minutes.

INGREDIENTS:
1 chicken breast shredded, you can use any part of choice
2 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 large carrots
3 cabbage leaves
1/4 cup baking flour
1/2 cup water
2 green peppers
1 large onion
Salt to taste
Seasoning cubes to taste



How to cook Nigerian chicken curry

COOKING DIRECTION:

  1. With a kitchen knife or food processor, shred/dice all vegetables.
  2. Briefly boil the shredded chicken with salt and onion for about 2 minutes, drain and keep aside.
  3. Stir-fry vegetables in a frying pan until onion turns translucent, this should take less than a minute.
  4. Add salt and seasoning to taste
  5. Add the chicken stock, curry, mix flour with a little water to form a paste and add gradually while stirring so you don;t make it thicker than you want. Stir to tgicken and cover for about half a minute. 
  6. Add the already cooked chicken, cover and let it simmer for another half minute, check for taste and thickness, turn off the heat and serve with boiled rice.
See cooking pictures below...
Tuesday, January 03, 2017

My Chinese style shredded beef gravy Recipe


My Chinese style shredded beef gravy (Beef curry sauce) without oyster sauce though. Cooked with mostly Nigerian ingredients and served with boiled rice. Yummy sauce.

INGREDIENTS:

  1. I kg shredded beef
  2. 2 large green peppers
  3. 4 large red bell peppers (tatashey)
  4. 3 large carrots
  5. 3 cabbage leaves
  6. 1 large onion
  7. 1 tablespoon baking flour to thicken
  8. 1 sachet knorr gravy powder (Roast meat)
  9. Salt to taste
  10. seasoning cubes to taste
  11. 3 cups water
  12. 3 teaspoonfuls curry powder
  13. 1/4 teaspoon soy sauce (Optional)


COOKING PROCEDURE:
  1. Wash and boil shredded beef with salt and onion until tender, cut beef flat to help cook much
Monday, December 12, 2016

Recipe: Smoked Fish Gravy With Nigerian Rice


 Smoked fish gravy is sauce cooked like any other gravy we have on this blog. Cooked with vegetables, seasoning and a thickener which could be baking flour.
Cooking gravy is very easy as all it needs is stir fry the vegetables, add stock or water, season to taste and thicken to desired consistency. Gravy is cheaper (less expensive) to cook compared to Nigerian tomato stew. Gravy is nutritious and can make you eat so much rice because of the taste. Can be cooked with meat, chicken, fish etc. Scroll down to see more gravy recipes on the blog.

INGREDIENTS FOR SMOKED FISH GRAVY:
I used...

  • 6 cups stock but added some more water later to reduce the thickness
  • 4 large carrots
  • 3 medium sized onion
  • 1 large cabbage
  • 4 red bell peppers (tatashey)
  • 2 smoked fish (Titus/mackerel)... deboned
  • 2 packs knorr roast meat gravy
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • Grand soya oil
  • 1 tablespoon pepper sauce
  • 2 knorr cubes

COOKING DIRECTION:
  1. Chop and dice all vegetables and put away.
  2. Wash and debone the smoked fish
  3. Heat oil a little
  4. Stir fry the vegetables with seasoning cubes for about 1 minute or more if you want them a bit soft. I like crunchy veggies.
  5. Add the stock or water or both.
  6. Add pepper sauce and stir, check for taste of salt and seasoning
  7. Thicken. I used knorr gravy and added flour when not satisfied with thickness.
  8. Add smoked fish last so it doesn't crumble during stirring. Check taste and thickness.
  9. Serve with rice.
See step by step cooking pictures after the cut...
Sunday, November 27, 2016

Enjoy Sunday Rice With Vegetable Sauce, Fish A Side Of Ripe Bananas


Sunday Rice is a culture that has come to stay in Nigeria. For most families, even if no one eats rice from Monday to Saturday, on Sunday after church rice has to be served. Most times, Sunday Lunch is rice and stew or jollof rice. Recently fried rice has come to almost take the place of these two. Rice just has to be served on Sunday. Today I don't want any status-quo so, I go for rice and Sunday vegetable sauce with fish. Tastes really delicious. My vegetable sauce is something any one can can cook even with eyes closed.

See vegetable sauce recipe here.
I made this vegetable sauce with:
Thursday, November 24, 2016

Recipe: How to make masa (Rice puff puff) from scratch

Masa served with fish stew.
Masa also known as waina is a popular snack from Northern Nigeria. Tastes like the oily bun (puff puff) and is served with stew or any sauce of choice. This is my first attempt and I'm making just little. Masa is so delicious that right from the day I saw it chopped in bits and added to the suya I got outside, tasted, I fell in love and promised myself I was going to learn how to make this delicacy. If you like Nigerian puff puff, you'll love masa. I didn't use many ingredients, wanted to savour the natural taste of masa first before adding onion and others with my next try. I make puff puff a lot and one very common thing between masa and Nigerian puff puff is that same aroma after leaving to ferment and rise. When I opened the blended rice, the aroma confused me, I thought someone replaced my mixture with puff puff batter.

Masa is made with that special tuwo white rice used in making rice fufu (tuwo shinkafa). I was really
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

How to test for plastic rice

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We are all aware that there's fake rice in the market and that consuming it can be detrimental to health.
Simple test to know if the rice in your kitchen is plastic or food.
Take a spoonful of rice and set it on fire. What happens next will make you tick.

China remains the largest rice producer in the world. The Middle Empire harvests more than 200 million tons of rice a year and a large number is exported all over the world.
However, cooks and consumers must be cautious: not only does this food contain pesticides used in Chinese agriculture, but according to The Korea Times, rice can also be manufactured artificially. The potato starch is mixed with plastic (synthetic resin, for example) and then takes the form of a
Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Native Palm oil rice cooked with egusi, fish & green vegetables



I cooked this egusi palm oil rice native rice for lunch. See the recipe HERE. I added a little twist to this one with egusi (ground melon). Recession can handle this na.
See more cooking photos after the cut:
Thursday, October 13, 2016

Jollof Rice and moi moi that can make you go gaga

Well served rice, moi moi, fish and vegetables by Cheff Jess
When food is presented this good, I just want to place it on the coffee table as decoration and leave it there. Feels like some exotic decor that shouldn't be eaten. What?

If this makes you want to eat jollor rice, follow the link below to find recipes for jollof rice, jollof macaroni, jollof spaghetti and so much more in just one link:
Saturday, October 08, 2016

Do you prefer your jollof rice with some vegetables or without?

Delicious Nigerian jollof rice by long spoon kichen
I love to served jollof rice with some green vegetables or cole slaw, when I can find those, vegetable salad comes in. Some people never want to see anthing aside meat or fish served with their jollof rice, they enjoy it plain with no vegetable "obstacles"
How do you like your jollof rice?
To see jollof rice recipes on the blog, check out number 1-5 below:
Friday, October 07, 2016

No meat vegetable gravy for Nigeria in recession


No meat vegetable sauce cooked with beef stock and knorr hearty beef powder. Very affordable, Tastes great, try it. I never wanted to post this recipe because the blog has so many sauces for rice already but sha, I'll just briefly write something.

INGREDIENTS:
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Recipe: How to cook tasty tin tomato stew; convert to Nigerian Jollof rice


Making very good canned tomato stew is not as difficult as most people think. My tin tomato stew doesn't taste sour and it's because of the cooking method. You can cook tin tomato stew that's as good as bukka style stew without mixing fresh tomatoes. I made this stew for jollof rice as shown on the pictures below: With fresh tomato scarcity, you can still enjoy good rice and stew; good jollof rice at home.
Click on the following links to see more rice recipes on the blog:
  1. Jollof rice recipes
  2. Stew recipes
  3. Soup recipes
  4. yam recipes



INGREDIENTS FOR STEW:

  • Medium sized canned tomato paste
  • 3 medium sized onion
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper
  • soya oil
  • salt seasoning cubes
  • Fresh pepper (I used my preserved pepper sauce)
  • Water
  • Beef stock

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Chicken Stock Gravy with boiled rice


This gravy is always a hit. I have received tons of feedback from readers who tried the recipe the first time I posted. I never disappoints. I'll try using other gravy flavours to compare in the future but for now, it's this roast meet gravy with chicken stock. I initially wanted to cook shredded chicken gravy but changed my mind when some people said they didn't want any chicken, had to boil my chicken with enough onion and salt, use the stock for this gravy before frying the chicken to serve separately. It helped me cook faster because I didn't have to start shredding any chicken. 

INGREDIENTS:
  • Chicken stock about 5 cups. As much as you want.
  • 6 large carrots 
  • I small cabbage
  • 3 large bulbs Onion
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper just 1 teaspoon
  • 2 knorr gravy sachets
  • Knorr chicken cubes to boil the chicken
  • Soya oil
    See cooking procedure below...
Friday, August 26, 2016

Dinner Inspiration: Rice and stew served with bananas


Rice and stew, even jollof rice eaten with bananas tastes so good. The combo is delicious. On Sundays after church we drive straight to the fruits market to get bananas before heading home for Sunday rice with bananas.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

OFADA STEW SO TEMPTING

 Ofada stew recipes. 
Can ofada stew also known as ayamashe stew be cooked without locust beans?  Every ofada sauce that I have seen contains lots of dawadawa. I love locust beans o but has anyone tried cooking this stew without?
Monday, August 22, 2016

PHOTOS: WORLD JOLLOF RICE DAY TRENDING ON TWITTER; JIDENNA TWEETS ABOUT LOOKING FORWARD TO JOLLOF RICE WHEN HE VISITS NAIJA



How much jollof rice have you eaten today? I would have loved to enjoy a bowl but today is my no carb day #Sobbing.
Happy Cooking.
See lovely tweets when you continue...

HAPPY WORLD JOLLOF RICE DAY



Today is world jollof rice day and we all know that Nigerian jollof rice is the best. To make this sticky chicken on the plate, go here.
Happy jollofing.
So, have you seen this hilarious video dissing Nigerian jollof rice for Ghana's version?
Watch after the cut...

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