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5 Delicious Food You Should Enjoy In This Month Of December

Enjoy the flavor of this sumptuous meals as we bring to you our top 5 delicious meals for the year 2015.

COCONUT RICE

Coconut rice

This Coconut rice delicacy should be on your top list of meal to enjoy this month. See Recipe here

IRIBOTOR

Iribotor Meal

This traditional meal of the Uroboh’s known as “Iribotor” is essentially a lighter version of the Igbos’ Nkwobi and Isi-Ewu recipes. I very sure you would loved every taste of it. See Recipe

GARDEN EGG SAUCE

Garden egg sauce

As a nutritious sauce that is healthy to have with rice or yam because it is a very good source of dietary fiber, potassium, and it’s also rich in antioxidants. Recipe here

UKODO

Plantain,yam pepper soup

Unripe plantain and yam pepper soup is one delicacy you would love to try. I call it the healthiest food in the world because it is rich in Iron and protein. This delicacy, known as ”Ukodo” in Delta state. Recipe here

Irish Potatoes with Catfish

Irish potatoes and fish is another meal that is breaktaking……

Coconut Rice Delicacy (Recipe)

So this past Sunday after a very long time, I prepared Coconut Rice. Not like its  an unusual meal you get to eat once in a while no…, but when you get to prepare and eat it, you feel this goodness within you. This unique delicacy is not eaten every day in Nigeria but at least once or twice a month depending on the family’s healthy eating habits. It is a Sunday lunch or dinner meal for both family members and their respected guests. Yes, it is an ideal once a month lunch, dinner meal or cuisine loved and enjoyed by all Nigerians. Also, I see Coconut rice as a good alternative to Jollof rice. The only difference is that it is made with a combination of milk extract.

This is just how I feel when eating coconut rice how about you?

Ingredients

1 fresh coconut fruits( to be cracked and seeds grated to extract the milk  or juice.

2 kg of chicken cut into pieces and boiled to be added into the cooking pot for the jollof coconut rice.

2 large onions

10 pieces of fresh chilli pepper

4 spoonful of vegetable oil

4 large fresh tomatoes and chilli peppers (chopped)

4 cups of  white grain rice.

Seasoning cubes to taste

Once all these ingredients are assembled, the cooking is fairly very easy.

Step 1: Break the Coconut fruit away from the shell and use a knife to break the nuts into bits

Step 2: Rinse the Nuts in a clean water and use a grater to grate the Coconut shaft.

Step 3: Boil 3 full cups of water and turn the boiled water into the coconut grated shaft (The hot water help to extract the milk from the Coconut)

Step 4: Use  a sifter to extract the milk then set aside in a clean bowl. Also blend the fresh tomatoes, pepper  and set aside.

Cooking Preparation

Step 5: Wash the chicken thoroughly and bring to boil. Add seasoning like Curry and Thyme, Salt and maggi. When properly cooked, sifter the chicken stock and set aside.(To be used in the rice cooking)  .Also fry the chicken and set aside

Step 6: Wash the rice with clean water twice before parboiling for 15 minutes. Then rinse again and set aside.

Step 7: Take a clean pot and set  on the fire.  Heat up  4 spoonful of  vegetable Oil and turn in the diced onion to fry. Then turn the blended tomatoes puree into the  heat and fry. Add seasoning as desired, then turn in the chicken stock and coconut juice and allow to boil for 5 minutes before adding the parboil rice.

Note: Let water level be equal with rice level so the rice doesn’t overly get soft. Let the coconut milk serve as water if you need to add more to soften the rice.

Step 8: Leave the rice to cook and and serve with fried plantain and Chicken.

Enjoy!

Coconut Rice

 

In every event across Africa, fried rice, jollof rice is usually served, but not coconut rice. Why? Maybe because of the cooking process I wonder most times.

But hey, this is an easy way to prepare coconut rice with ease. Nigerian coconut rice is soothingly tasty and nutritious.

INGREDIENTS

Coconut milk extract

3 Cigar cup of Rice

1 Cigar cup Crayfish

2 cups of hot water

Fresh Pepper to taste

1kg Meat/Fish/Goat meat/ chicken

1 bulb, onions 1/2 cup

Tomato Paste (optional)

2 Seasoning cubes

Salt to taste

2 tbspoons frying oil

Vegetables: carrots, red pepper,green peas (optional)

Coconut rice can be enjoyed along side peppered chicken. Boil chicken with Maggi cube,curry and thyme, dry and fry the chicken. when you feel like the fried chicken is brown enough, add your pepper sauce fried with vegetable or olive oil, chop onion, salt and Maggi to taste. add the chicken and stir.

Now is the time to extract the coconut milk. This is quite an easy task if you follow the procedure.

Break your coconut into bit, wash in a clean water and start grating or you can use a blender and add ½ cup of warm water to grate.

Pour into a bowl and add more warm water then squeeze to extract the milk from the chaff.

Repeat this process till you get enough coconut milk. Set the coconut milk aside.

COOKING DIRECTION FOR COCONUT RICE:

Wash your rice into a pot and parboil for 20 minutes. Rinse the parboiled rice and put in a sieve to drain.

Dry your cooking pot and add 2 cooking spoon frying oil

Add your diced onions ,carrot, green peas blended fresh pepper and fry for 5 minutes then add your coconut milk and allow to boil for 10 minutes before adding your parboil rice.

Add 1 tsp of salt and a cube of maggi knorr to taste.

If necessary, top up with water to bring the water level to the same level as the rice. This is to ensure that all the water dries up by the time the rice is cooked.

Cover the pot and leave to cook on medium heat. This way the rice does not burn before the water dries up.

Reduce the heat and confirm that it is soft – if it isn’t, add water, a cup at a time till it is soft

Serve into a dish with the grilled or fried meat or peppered meat, turkey and plantain or salad.