Different Foods Eaten in Nigeria and How to Make Them
Here is a comprehensive list of all the foods eaten in Nigeria, most of Nigerian foods are gaining international acceptance by the day. Are you married to a Nigerian and looking to make that popular Nigerian food recipe you have been dreaming about let's help you get started.
Nigerians eat lots of whole grains and cereals, cassava and its products, beans, yam maize, potatoes, wheat, sorghum and several others. Nigeria consume lots of sweet fruits, the likes of mango, orange, paw-paw, apple pine apple, cherry and pears of all kind.
The most popular foods in Nigeria are rice and eba. Rice could be made of different recipes, we have fried rice, jellof rice and it could also be cooked white and eaten with stew. Eba is a by-product of cassava, make by peeling, grounding, sieving and frying cassava, eba is also called garri and it is eaten alongside different Nigerian soups.
Which is your favorite of all the foods eaten in Nigeria, are you married to a Nigerian and looking for tips on how to make Nigerian foods and different Nigerian food recipes?
Letís get you started with the right foot, Jellof rice is the most widely eaten of all Nigerian rice recipes and below is how to make jellof rice
Let's make jellof rice with chicken for 5 to 6 persons.
The ingredient includes:
* 3 cups of rice,
*Fresh tomatoes (full medium sized blender) or chopped 15 to 20 balls,
*Chicken 1 kg
*Curry powder (1/2 table spoon)
*Onions 2 balls
*salt and pepper to taste
Preparation: parboil the rice for about 10 minutes, wash and set aside, blend or chop the tomatoes and set aside, wash the chicken with hot water and per boil with salt, maggi seasoning, curry powder, thyme and onions(1 ball). Boil the meat until it is soft for consumption then separate the meat from the water, deep fry and set aside, slice the onions and also set aside.
set your cooking pot on the cooker and allow to dry, add about 200 ml of groundnut oil and allow to heat, add the onions, stir and add the tomatoes. Fry and stay till it loses it sour taste then add the water from the cooked meat then more water (about 2 to 3 cups), add maggi, salt and pepper to taste then add the rice and cook till it is soft to your desire ( you can add water occasionally until it is soft)
Serve with the fried chicken and a bottle of coke
There are lots of other foods eaten in Nigeria, foods that are made from other food, like moi-moi, akara, and pap, we have different yam recipes, we have the porridge yam and it could also be cooked and eaten with stew. For me, my best food is pounded-yam and egusi soup, egusi is one of the most popular soups eaten in Nigeria, as well as bitter leaf soup, ogbolo soup, uha soup and chicken soup.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
David Anegbu is the owner of one of the leading Nigerian websites total-facts-about-nigeria.com, hoping to bring everything Nigeria in one place from all facts about Nigeria to a comprehensive list of all the Foods Eaten in Nigeria, guide to making fried rice, Different Nigerian Soups,