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Category: Side Dishes

Coconut Jollof Rice

December 6, 2010 | 31 Comments

coconut jollof rice

Coconut Jollof Rice is a play on your regular Jollof Rice, and the main difference between both would be the addition of Coconut Milk. Jollof Rice, is simply rice cooked in a tomato/pepper base which gives the dish its signature … For directions & more, keep reading!

Nigerian Rice & Beans

November 15, 2010 | 10 Comments

nigerian rice and beans

Nigerian Rice and Beans is a meal made primarily from parboiled long grain rice and beans. The beans used could be either black eyed peas or your typical Nigerian brown (or red) beans (this recipe calls for black eyed peas). … For directions & more, keep reading!

Adalu (Beans & Corn)

November 2, 2010 | 21 Comments

Adalu, beans and corn

Adalu is a Nigerian dish made primarily from brown beans and yellow corn, to which spices and seasonings are added. It’s not a very complicated dish to make and the end result is quite tasty. If you know how to … For directions & more, keep reading!

Coconut Rice

August 9, 2010 | 20 Comments

Coconut Rice

Coconut Rice, is white rice cooked in coconut milk and sometimes employs the use of sweetened coconut flakes. This recipe is a mix of coconut milk and coconut flakes. It’s easy to make and you should have no cause for concern if you’ve never made it before.

It’s easy to think ‘Oh my, Coconut Rice is probably a tad complicated!,’ when it really isn’t. It might be if you decide to use an actual coconut, since you’d have to break it (all the while keeping the coconut water intact), scoop out the coconut meat and then proceed to grate and then blend! Whew! For directions & more, keep reading!

Asaro (Yam Porridge)

May 3, 2010 | 57 Comments

Asaro, also known as Ebe (pronounced eh-beh) is a Nigerian dish native to the Yorubas. I’m not exactly sure what region it originated from, but I do know it’s a traditional Yoruba dish. It is very similar to Ikokore, in the sense that its yam cooked in a mix of blended peppers. The only difference is that Ikokore uses water yam while Asaro uses regular yam.

It’s a one pot meal and doesn’t take too long to prepare. For directions & more, keep reading!

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