Showing posts with label basmati rice recipe. Show all posts
Showing posts with label basmati rice recipe. Show all posts

Friday, July 15, 2016


Nigerian coconut rice with green vegetables.

How to cook 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
  • 2 cans coconut milk
  • 2 sachets coconut cream powder
  • 1 tblespoon Fresh pepper
  • 1 medium sized onion
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup for some colour and taste. Turned out very very delicious.
  • 2 Bouillon cubes, you can use knorr or maggi etc
  • I small bunch green vegetables from my garden. Aleho/Green amaranth is great too 
  • Chicken stock
  • Water to cover the rice
I fried the onion, fresh pepper, seasoning before adding chicken stock and ketchup. Checked for salt

Thursday, May 05, 2016

My Nigerian Fried Rice Garnished With Cucumber Skin

A collage of simple fried rice.
So, I cooked this fried, hoping to get the green from the peas but after boiling them done, the green disappeared and my pot of rice looked like it's not balanced, like something is missing. Thankfully, I had some cucumbers in the fridge. Scraped only the green and gave colour. I was scared the rice might smell like cucumber but it didn't. Everything blended really well. The green skin wasn't stir fried with other vegetables. Just sprinkled on the plate after serving to take fine pictures.

With all the fried rice recipes on the blog already, I don't feel like uploading all the cooking pics. Was grilling the chicken when NEPA  struck, it ended up being fried in hot oil. Who neva sabi cook fried rice? No body.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Pics: More Nigerian School Lunch Box Tips

 Nigerian School Lunchbox packs for 2 weeks, 2 Kids.

Ok, to the mailer that wanted to know how I plan and pack kids lunch boxes daily, here is for you. I had to take this pics yesterday morning after cooking. The rice was cooked and the chicken grilled between 6 and 7am Monday Morning. Kids School lunch boxes can cause headaches and chaos in the mornings especially Mondays, if we do not plan ahead. There was a time I resorted to paying for School lunch and it was so much fun and rest but the kids weren't eating well because they complain that Their School food gets delivered in the morning and by breaktime, it's cold, so, I started cooking again. This arrangement here is for 2 weeks of School for 2 Primary School kids. Served on Mondays, Wednesdays And Fridays. On Tuesdays and Thursdays they are given fries (irish potatoe chips) with scrambled eggs and ketchup just like today (I'll add the pics later), or any of dodo, hotdogs, indomie noodles with boiled eggs, sandwich, etc. Each serving is for two, the reason for two pieces of grilled chicken. The chicken here is grilled with jut onion and salt, yet tastes so delicious and juicy. Going to be packed into the freezer as soon a it's cold enough. 

The fried rice before I place chicken on top

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Nigerian Vegetable Fish Soup With Basmati Rice, Wheat Bread For Weight Loss

Where are the geniuses and prodigies in the house? Who can look at this wordless recipe post and write us a recipe by just looking at the pictures? Recipe to hold body for the mean time because right now it's mid night and I'm eyeing the bed. Who can help please?

Nutritious fish soup with basmati rice
 Yes, I know... Nursing mother, no dieting. I did just a lil healthy dieting sort of to lose only 2 kg and fit into a dress. After that, continued eating my everything all join o.

Before trying this soups, I actually went to a gym and was advised to go back home and return when baby is 6 months and above. Well, I went because I didn't know rigorous exercises affect breast milk production.

Needed to fit into