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Rice


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rice grains bowl of rice

Description

Rice is a cereal grain. It is produced in places with high rainfall as it requires plenty of water for its cultivation. Rice seeds are usually 5 to 10 mm long and about 3 mm thick. It is a favourite staple food in Nigeria. There are many varieties of rice but the most consumed variety in Nigeria is the parboiled long-grain white rice. Rice is mostly popular because it can be eaten with a wide variety of sauces. It is also used to prepare party recipes.

Rice Recipes

Rice is mostly boiled to cook a variety of Nigerian food recipes. In some cases, it is mashed to make a meal especially in the northern part of Nigeria. The following are recipes derived from rice:

nigerian fried rice

Nigerian Fried Rice

This rice recipe with an intercontinental look and taste to it is prepared with vegetables and is one of the party favourites.
nigerian jollof rice

Nigerian Jollof Rice

Jollof Rice is a very popular rice recipe that is easy to prepare. It is mostly served during special occasions.
nigerian coconut rice

Nigerian Coconut Rice

This rice recipe has the added flavour of coconut milk which wakes up your taste buds.
bowl of white rice

Boiled White Rice

The plain boiled white rice recipe gives you the choice of a wide range of stews and sauces.
nigerian rice and beans

Rice & Beans

A combination of these 2 staples is another tasty Nigerian Rice meal.
mixed vegetable jollof rice

Mixed Vegetables Jollof Rice

Find out how 2 vegetables can transform an ordinary rice recipe into an exotic one.
nigerian concoction rice

Nigerian Concoction Rice

Concoction rice uses traditional Nigerian ingredients to tease your taste buds.
ofada rice

Ofada Rice

Ofada Rice, served with Ofada Stew (Ayamase) is one of the spiciest Nigerian meals.

Recipe where the rice is mashed:

tuwo shinkafa

Tuwo Shinkafa

This traditional recipe is from northern Nigeria where rice is over-cooked and mashed to make a meal eaten with Nigerian soups.


Season

Rice is abundant all year round. Even though significant quantities of rice are cultivated in Nigeria, tons of rice are imported into the country to meet demands.

Storage

If stored properly, rice can last for very long periods of time. It is best to store in air-tight containers. This is to keep out dust, weevils and moisture. Cooked rice can be stored in the freezer for up to 10 days and it will still maintain its taste.

Buying Guide

Rice is readily available in the open Nigerian markets or food stores all over the world. Rice sold in food stores abroad come in sealed packets so watch out for expiry dates. When buying rice in the open Nigerian markets, you should check the rice for dust. If the grains are dusty, it means the rice has been in storage for too long and probably weevils have started attacking the grains.

Also make sure that the grains are very dry rather than damp. During transportation, the bags of rice may come in contact with water. Rice is sold in 25kg and 50 kg bags. Sales in small measuring cups are also common in Nigerian street markets. If you are buying in bags, the marketers use a special tool to bring out samples of the grain which you will use to visually check the grains.

Nutrition

Brown rice is rich in fibre, magnesium, vitamins B1, B3 and B6. Most of these nutrients are lost during milling which is the process that converts brown rice to the parboiled long-grain white rice we use in preparing Nigerian food recipes. Not to worry, Nigerian rice recipes are prepared with lots of ingredients rich in vitamins and minerals thereby regaining the 'lost' nutrients.




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Beans Recipes

Dan Wake

Baked Nigerian Moi Moi

Beans Porridge

Nigerian Moi Moi

Rice and Beans

Peeled Beans Porridge

Ewa Agoyin

Akara (Bean Cake/Balls)

Gbegiri Soup

Jacket Moi Moi

White Moi Moi (Ekuru)

Nigerian Okpa (Okpa 9th Mile)

Cook Nigerian Moi Moi with Beans Flour

Nigerian Fried Beans

Nigerian Breadfruit Porridge (Ukwa)

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Egg Whites Omelette

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

Groundnut Milk (Peanut Milk)

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

Tomato Omelette

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Akara Recipe

Nigerian Club Sandwich

Nigerian Pancake

Custard / Ogi / Akamu

Fried Plantain

Fried Yam

Nigerian Okpa

Plantain Mosa (Plan-cakes)

Plantain Pies

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Nigerian Agidi Jollof

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Make Akamu/Ogi/Pap from Scratch

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Peppered Chicken

Chicken Suya Salad

Nigerian Chicken Suya

Barbecue Chicken Drumsticks

Roasted Whole Chicken

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Cocoyam Recipes

Nigerian Ekpang Nkwukwo

Bitterleaf Soup

Ora (Oha) Soup


Desserts Recipes

Kankaran Tsamiya (Frozen Tamarind Juice)

Vanilla Ice Cream

Nigerian Shuku Shuku

Nigerian Meat Pie as a Dessert

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Nigerian Chin Chin

Nigerian Pancake

Vanilla Ice Cream without an ice cream maker


Drinks Recipes

Nigerian Aphrodisiac

Strawberry Milkshake

Soya Milk

Kunun Gyada

Groundnut Milk (Peanut Milk)

Nigerian Chapman Drink

Nigerian Zobo Drink

Tiger Nuts Milk (Kunun Aya)


Fish Recipes

Potato and Fish Porridge

Potato and Fish Pepper Soup

Nigerian Fish Stew

Smoked Fish

Grilled Tilapia

Beer Battered Fish

Catfish Pepper Soup (Point & Kill)

Nigerian Soups Recipes

Nigerian Concoction Rice

Nigerian Fish Roll


Fufu Recipes

Rolled Fufu

Pounded Yam

Semolina Fufu

Tuwo Shinkafa

Garri (Eba)

How to Cook Cassava Fufu (Akpu)

How to Extract Cassava Fufu from Cassava Tubers

How to Make Agidi / Eko


Ingredients

Virgin Coconut Oil

Refined Coconut Oil

Abacha

Starch

Coconut Milk

Suya Spice (Suya Pepper)

Homemade Stock Cubes

Crayfish

Mint Leaf

Tamarind (Tsamiya)


Kids Recipes

Okra Soup for Kids

Vegetable Puree

Noodles

Peeled Beans Porridge

Fruit Lollipops

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Kids Oatcakes

Meaty Sweet Potato


Plantain Recipes

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Unripe Plantain Porridge

Plantain Moi Moi

Fried Plantain

Boiled Plantain

Roasted Plantain

Plantain Mosa (Plan-cakes)

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Potato and Fish Porridge

Potato Pepper Soup


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Ugba (Spicy Shredded Oil Bean)

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Catfish Pepper Soup (Point & Kill)

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Miyan Kuka

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