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

Sunday, April 08, 2018

MY WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY WITH NIGERIAN FOOD DAY 34

Boiled rice with vegetable sauce and fish

Before brunch yesterday Saturday, I ate three oranges as shown below. Brunch was my

Monday, April 02, 2018

MY EASTER SUNDAY WEIGHT LOSS DAY 29

1 cup rice with chicken and pepper sauce.
This is the only real meal I ate yesterday Easter Sunday. 1 cup rice with chicken and pepper sauce.

Friday, March 30, 2018

MY NIGERIAN WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY DAY 26

1/2 cup boiled rice and beans with stew and some cucumber slices.
Brunch and dinner for yesterday Thursday, March 29. Before the carrot and cucumber smoothie was ready, I ate 2 boiled eggs sha. Dinner was just 1 cup of boiled rice and beans with stew and a side of cucumber slices. E nor bellefull me but I just maintainnnn...

A mug of blended carrots and cucumber.

After yesterday's planks and all, I couldn't find the energy to work out today, make I rest abeg.
Still gliding on 80 kg this morning, I snacked on roasted groundnuts at night (Not advisable though) God be praised for how good I feel about my size as I look forward to my desired final destination which is 76kg by God's grace oh! Then I can increase my portions a bit and just maintain that. What ever you desire to weigh is possible, you alone have the power to get yourself there or to just give up and stay where you are just wishing. We can do this. I want to try and see if it's possible for me to lose the weight and return again to 76 kg (That's what I weighed after my first pregnancy. I remember nursing my first child , weighing 76 kg and then I gradually derailed and packed on the phat. I'll keep trying my best to see how far we can go this time but giving up? nah... This morning I still weigh 80kg, God be praised for this enablement.





... 😘😘😘

.#wecandothis #givingupisnotanoption#therearepitfallsandsmalltemptationsbutnoproblem #wearemovingforward#forwardeverbackwardnever #whofatepp

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Day 25 OF MY WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY WITH NIGERIAN FOOD

 1/2 a cup of jollof rice.
I'm so so excited. When I stood on the bathroom scale and saw the figures, I just smiled to myself and concluded that my goal to drop down to 80kg by weekend is realisable and very very close. The results are slow and steady but sure. I won't rush this because I'm not looking at short term weight loss. It is a lifestyle change. I want to permanently change some things about my size and live healthy. Some friends are suggesting different dieting methods to help me lose the weight faster but that's not what I want. Losing it faster and gaining all back is what I have done in the past, in 2010 precisely when I lost some 10 kg in two weeks for a major event and right after that event, the cravings won't let me sleep at night. I wanted so much to swallow something with some soup, I craved for normal Nigerian jollof rice and fried rice like wetin? Couldn't even last one week longer before nI crashed like a... (Thinking of the word to use here sef). So, I returned to my normal eating habit and the weight returned in full force.

 I have been there, lost weight fast fast fast , gained it back fast fast fast. I've seen it firsthand and now I think I know what's best for me. I know what's sustainable and what won't hurt. I'd rather go with a method that let's me live my normal life, let's me eat the foods I grew up eating, let's me enjoy my beans and plantain, enjoy my rice and stew, enjoy my eba and egusi soup and still lose though slowly but very steady. The only thing I have to try to do here is cut down on the quantity I used to load on, give my digestive system some breathing space to churn and mix well without suffocating under the weight of "Food Overload"



So yesterday Tuesday, my brunch was some salad sort of; half a cucumber, an egg, some lettuce and onion rings . For early dinner, I ate 1/.2 a cup of delicious Nigerian jollof rice with a small slice of chicken and just four slices of cucumber. Well, the chicken drumstick on the plate wasn't touched at all oh. It was placed there to beautify the plate while I snap pictures that will make you all salivate and want to eat my rice. Lolz!



I did exercise for just about 5 minutes as my thighs are still sore from all that jogging of early Monday Morning. My Christian mother arms too are sore (Maybe the phat is crying already, lol)  because I did 100 pushups even though with my knees on the floor. I cannot come and go and kill maself trying to do men's style pushups until I drop below 80 kg, then we try that serious push ups. For now, my pushups have to be done with  knees comfortably balanced on the floor abeg. I also took a glass of chill kunu aside all the drinking water sha. The weight is dropping steady. It's 81.0 kg already. I see myself getting to 80 kg and below in the next few days God willing. This has been my desire. At the beginning of this week, I said my goal is to drop to 80kg by weekend and we can see the figures. It's just a point one drop and I land safely on 80 with smiles.



#JoinTheTribePlease
#WeCanDoThis
#LosingThatWeightCanHelpUsLiveLonger

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Day 21 of My weight loss journey with Nigerian food

Peppered moi moi with 1 cup pap and for breakfast.

DAY 21 of my weight loss journey. Saturday March 24, 2018 This should have been posted like yesterday sef but no problem I'll still post now. After breakfast and lunch, I snacked on 2 cobs of roasted fresh corn, snacked on avocado and 3 very ripe, inviting mangoes. Yes I had breakfast and it was left over Moi moi and just 1 cup pap (Just one cup of pap oh,with peppered moi moi. I ate #Nigerianjollofrice with chicken and cole slaw for lunch but didn't eat dinner because I needed to respect myself after all that fresh corn, mangoes and avocado. Forgot to weigh myself before breakfast so I just let it go


CHECK OUT ALL RICE RECIPES ON THE BLOG

SEE HOW TO MAKE PAP FROM SCRATCH

SEE ALL MOI MOI RECIPES 
Lunch was Nigerian jollof rice with cole slaw and some protein.
#whotoomucheatingepp#forwardeverbackwardnever#youdontevenknowwhatyouarecapableofuntilyoutry

Thursday, March 15, 2018

How To Cook Roasted Coconut Rice


Roasted coconut rice has that extra roasted aroma that makes you want to eat some more. I wanted to

Friday, February 09, 2018

Light shredded beef sauce


 Shredded beef sauce is one easy sauce that can be whipped within a few minutes yet tastes so good. can be cooked thick or light depending on how you want it. To thicken, just add baking flour and that's all. To give it that Chinese twist if you like Chinese, add soy sauce and oyster sauce. Here I cooked this for my Nigerian palate. Light and delicious.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large bulb red onion
  • 1kg shredded beef
  • 1 small bunch (3) spring onion
  • 1 cup chopped cabbage
  • 1 Teaspoon ground fresh pepper
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 2 stock cubes
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup water

COOKING DIRECTION
  1. Heat oil in a fry pan or wok till very hot. Add the onion and spring onion without the green leaves. Add salt and stock cubes.
  2. Stir briskly for about 20 seconds before adding the shredded beef. Mix well and cover to

Friday, February 02, 2018

SPRING ONION CHICKEN SAUCE



If you love chinese chicken sauce, you'll enjoy this delicious spring onion chicken sauce.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Coconut Rice as e dey hot! cooked with carrots, peppers and more

Coconut rice cooked with carrots and peppers.
 This coconut rice cooked with different peppers and carrot is not like any you have tasted before. It's different, nutritious and delicious. This will keep you away from the Doctor. There are other coconut rice recipes on the blog, you'll love them and this too. Variety they say is the spice of life.
INGREDIENTS:
4 cups rice
1 and 1/2kg chicken
1 large onion
salt to taste
2 seasoning cubes, you can use 2 more to stir fry the vegetables
2 sachets coconut milk powder OR you use 2 large coconuts
1/4 teaspoon oregano (Optional)
1/4 teaspoon curry
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1 small green pepper
1 small tatashey
3 scotch bonnet peppers (Ata rodo)
2 medium sized tomato fruits
1 small yellow pepper
3 medium sized carrots

1 cup vegetable oil to stir fry vegetables. I used soya oil here
Water of course




DIRECTION
Boil the chicken briefly with onion and salt to get stock, grill, bake or fry the chicken and set aside. I

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Fresh Fish stew with vegetables (Caribbean Stewed fish altered for my Nigerian palate)

Fresh fish stew cooked with vegetables.

This fish stew is so delicious one cannot describe it. If you love like Caribbean stewed fish, then,you'll love this in a finger licking way. I left out a few ingredients that I think my local Nigerian palate will not enjoy. Boiled my fish the Nigerian way before adding unlike the Carribean method of just stir frying fish  along with vegetables. These pieces are large and may not cook through the way we like it here. My boiling before adding is just to ensure that my fish cook well well and I have fish stock to make sauce because definitely, my Nigerian palate will enjoy this with a hot plate of boiled rice. The stew is meant to be served as a meal sha but since I'm not really watching my weight at the moment, that alone without boiled rice won't fill me up. So I got a little bit creative and came up with this delicious pot of Nigerian fresh fish stew cooked with colourful assorted vegetables, with my Naija local flavour in there. This pot of fish stew serves 7.

INGREDIENTS:
2 Scallion ( Spring onion)
1 large Red bell pepper (Tatashey)
1 large Shallot (Onion)
1 large Green pepper
1 large Yellow pepper
1 large Orange pepper
3 Scotch bonnet (Ata rodo pepper)
4 medium sized Tomato fruit
1/2 teaspoon Thyme
1/2 teaspoon Black pepper
3 cups Vegetable oil. You can use less
2 medium sized Fresh fish (Croaker)
2 Seasoning cubes
Salt to taste
3 cups Water to boil the fish. You can add more if you like to make more stock

DIRECTION:

  1. First dice and chop washed vegetables, wash and boil fish with salt and onion and set aside.
  2. Stir fry some vegetables (Onion, tomatoes, all the peppers, thyme, black pepper, in oil with seasoning and salt for about 3 minutes in medium heat so they don't burn. Check for taste. Should taste really good at this time already, with delicious aroma filling the whole kitchen.
  3. Next, gently add your already boiled fish and stock, with a wooden spoon, shift vegetables and place fish without stirring or just empty sauteed vegetables into the pot of cooked fish for easy transfer. Cover and leave to simmer for about a minute or less. Check again for taste.
  4. Add the spring onion and immediately turn off the heat, if you can do without crushing the fish, then gently stir and mix. Leave to stand for about 3 minutes, let the different tastes and flavours seep into the fish before serving as a meal or with boiled rice, spaghetti or macaroni.
Scroll down to See my step by step cooking pictures below...

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Nigerian Snail Sauce Recipe

A serving of Snail Sauce.

Snail sauce is great for those who want to lose weight, diabetics, and for the whole family.  Great for those avoiding red meat. Snails are here now and it's not just peppered snails that can be served. They can be used for snail stew and other Nigerian/African recipes.
This sauce goes with boiled rice but can also be served as a light meal


INGREDIENTS FOR THIS SNAIL SAUCE

10 medium sized snails
A handful of shred cabbage
1 medium sized onion
3 medium sized red peppers (Ata Rodo)
1/2 cup oil to stir fry
1 teaspoon curry
Salt to taste
2 seasoning cubes
1 table spoonful baking flour to thicken
1 small green pepper
4 cups water to start with, you can adjust to desired thickness.

Before you make this snail sauce, first

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