Efo Riro Recipe (Diaspora Version)

how to cook efo riro with spinach

Efo Riro with Alternative Ingredients

If you live outside Nigeria, you already know about the challenges of preparing Nigerian meals thousands of miles away from Nigeria. Even when one can buy some of the ingredients, the leafy vegetables are usually the impossible ones to find in far away countries. On this page, I’ll prepare Efo Riro with alternative vegetables instead of Soko (pronounced shoko) that is normally used for this soup.

But whether you are in search of Efo Riro alternatives or you are just looking for a delicious new Nigerian Soup to add to your family menu, this Efo Riro prepared with alternative ingredients is for you.

Watch the video: Efo Riro for Nigerians in the Diaspora [Video]

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Efo Riro Ingredients

  • 2.4kg (5.2 lbs) spinach
  • Assorted Meat & Fish ~ 1.5kg (3.3lbs) total
    • Cow ribs
    • Cow foot
    • Cow tripe (shaki)
    • Cow skin (ponmo)
    • Dry meat (beef)
    • Stock fish (dry cod)
  • ½ cup palm oil
  • ½ cup iru (locust beans)
  • ¾ cup roasted prawns (oporo)
  • 3 onions
  • 1-2 sweet peppers (tatashe)
  • Habanero peppers (to taste)
  • 3 big seasoning cubes
  • 2 tbsps ground crayfish
  • Salt (to taste)

Notes on the Efo Riro Ingredients

  1. Use assorted meat and fish to your liking. Watch the video below for how to choose the tastiest meat and fish for this soup.
  2. Other hot peppers you can use are scotch bonnet peppers and cayenne peppers.
  3. If you cannot buy locust beans, you can use partially fermented mushrooms.

Watch the video below to see the detailed recipe of how to prepare Efo Riro.