Nigerian coconut rice and beans


Original Recipe By Eya Ayambem.
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. 


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 


  1. Wash and boil beans with half of the onion. When beans is soft, add salt to taste, not too much.
  2. That's all.
  3. In a separate pot, stir-fry the remaining onion with the tomato paste, add the pepper and seasoning cubes, allow to fry for 1 minute or more. Add the washed smoked fish and stir, cover to cook for another 1 minute. Add the coconut milk and leave to cook for yet another minute or more. If it's the sachet powder milk, mix with a little water before adding. I used the sachet milk powder.
  4. Add crayfish to the coconut milk
  5. Add washed rice and more water to cover the rice. Check for salt and cover . Reduce the heat let it simmer until rice is almost soft. By this time the beans is soft too.
  6. Mash the soft beans a little and add to the "about to cook" rice
  7. Stir and mix very well, check for taste/salt again. 
  8. Cover and let it burn just a little so the lovely coconut flavour will release itself into your pot of coconut rice and beans. Serve and enjoy hot!

Strir-fry the ingredients with fish while beans cooks in a separate pot

Add coconut milk to stir-fried tomatoes

Adding the ground crayfish

Adding the rice and more water to cover it

Adding already soft beans to about to cook rice

Stir, mix very well and cover, let the pot simmer until rice is soft too then wait a bit let the pot burn just a little before removing from heat.

 Delicious Nigerian coconut rice and beans.

 Have  a yummy weekend with coconut rice and beans.
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  1. Anonymous3/17/2017

    Thank a lot of this wonderful blog.

  2. Anonymous7/28/2017

    I tried this recipe n it turned out perfect! I've fallen in love with ur recipes too. Keep up the good work.

    1. Thanks for the feedback. Happy weekend.


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