Tag: Rice recipes

Nigerian Cuisine

Snail Dodo

I’m a huge fan of textures in food – cow leg and it’s combination of crunch, jellied and meaty; snails and their rubbery crunch; tripe and its chewy, rubbery sensations – all thrill me when done right. This Snail dodo is heaven on a plate – peppered snails, chopped and combined in a saute with […]

Travel & Exploration

#SundayRice: Swahili Pilau

I always wanted to learn how to make Pilau and last August, while I was in Arusha-Tanzania, I took a class and learnt to make it.  To begin with: Heat up some oil in a pan with sliced onions. Cook, stirring often till the onions turn golden. Add garlic towards the end otherwise it’ll burn. […]

Nigerian Cuisine

New Nigerian Christmas Jollof #3: Seafood Jollof

Inspired by Spanish Paella – also a red rice dish seasoned with saffron. After seeing all the ways in which Jollof and Paella ‘resemble’ themselves. Rice, sauce, bottom pot, much in common!  Jollof Paella Ingredients 3 tablespoons olive oil 150g (about 12 – 14 ) shelled, uncooked king prawns, heads reserved 1 large red onion, diced 3 […]

Nigerian Cuisine, Recipes

GarauGarau: Yaji-Spiced Rice

I don’t know if GarauGarau originates from Garau, a place in Yobe state in the north of Nigeria but this rice dish is delicious and worthy of being the flagship dish for any city, state or region – in Nigeria and beyond. It reminds me of a similar-named dish in Indonesian Cuisine, Gado Gado, which I’ve enjoyed for […]

Recipes

5 Fried Rice Recipes For Sunday Lunch

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been dreaming about the weekend since Wednesday – how long you’ll lay in bed on Saturday morning (lies and deceit for after rising before dawn on the five days before, your body knows who is king, and just in case you still don’t get it baby, that heavy thing upon […]