Showing posts with label All rice recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label All rice recipes. Show all posts
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.


  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)

  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.

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

  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.

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


  • 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. 

  • 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 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


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...


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...
Tuesday, August 09, 2016


Rice and stew With grilled fish that makes you feel hungry at 11 pm.  Chef Jess is a private chef of Nigerian cuisine, based in Paris.  Reach her on

Wednesday, August 03, 2016


Baked whole chicken stuffed with Nigerian jollof rice, just out of the oven.

Whole chicken can be baked with or without stuffing. The stuffing makes them look fuller and more inviting and makes it a complete meal. To bake stuffed whole chicken, you can stuff with almost cooked rice, stir fried vegetables or other foods you enjoy eating with chicken. I used almost cooked very peppery Nigerian jollof rice for this stuffing and it's so good.  Preparation took just 5 minutes , baking took 1 hour 20 minutes because I like my chicken well cooked, you can bake for 1 hour 15 minutes and it will still be cooked inside. My oven doesn't have any readings so I preheated for about 15 minutes before putting chicken in. In a modern oven bake in a 190 degrees preheated oven. Will be served with the remaining well cooked jollof rice and some cole slaw.


  • 1 Whole chicken
  • Salt
  • Knorr chicken
  • Maybe I should add ketchup because my ketchup loving girls rubbed some before putting in the oven.
Friday, July 15, 2016


Nigerian coconut rice with green vegetables.
Coconut rice is cooked with coconut milk. These days, one doesn't have to grate coconuts as the blender can do a better job, there are also coconut milk cans in shops or coconut cream powder for one to use. There is no need for step by step pictures or recipe as we have coconut rice recipe already on the blog. The vegetables came in last and it was just a sprinkle of green amaranth (aleho) vegetables. I like to add crayfish and smoked fish to coconut rice, but here I didn't. Just cooked with chicken stock and served with grilled chicken. I boiled 1 kg chicken, took out the stock for my coconut rice, before grilling.
Tastes so good, you'll love it.


  • 4 cups rice
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 sachet emma coconut cream powder
  • Fresh pepper
  • onion
  • salt
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup for some colour and different taste. Turned out very very delicious.
  • Bouillon cubes, you can use knorr or maggi etc
  • I very small bunch green vegetables from my garden.
  • Salt 
  • Chicken stock
  • Water
I freid the onion, fresh pepper, seasoning before adding chicken stock and ketchup. Checked for salt
Sunday, July 10, 2016
Thursday, July 07, 2016


Tomato stew
Nigerian tomato stew.

Good morning pot of stew to remind us to enjoy the last holiday of the week and I don't know if working half day tomorrow is enough or the holiday should just carry on till Monday sef? Na wa. 
Ok, sometimes your pot of stew turns out looking this fresh and inviting but that little sour tomato taste just won't go away. Sour taste is not for my stews sha because I boil my tomatoes before blending and if like me you boil yours too before blending, then skip and open the next post. 

For those who blend raw tomatoes, if you have tried everything, yet your pot of  stew has refused to let go of that sour/ slappy taste? One simple thing can eradicate completely that sourness. It's smoked mackerel. Smoked mackerel is dry iced fish, not catfish oh. Smoked like the one in the picture below...