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Recipe Overview

  • Recipe typeAfricana
  • Difficulty levelHard
  • CuisinesAfricana, Nigerian Cuisine
  • CoursesBreads & Rolls, Dinners, Lunches, Stew
  • IngredientsFish and Seafood, Rice
  • ServingsFor 4 People

Recipe Description

Who doesn’t love this aromatic spicy special Yoruba rice dish, give it a try and you’ll love it to the end, yummy! Now, let’s go learn to prepare this awesome yummy dish.

Ingredients

  • Ofada rice 2 cups
  • Peppers (tatashe) 10 large red bell
  • Fresh peppers (atarodo) 5 medium
  • Beef 20 pieces
  • Shaki 20 pieces
  • Goat meat 20 pieces
  • Kpomo (sow skin) 20 pieces
  • Onion 1 large bulb
  • Crayfish 2 table spoons
  • Seasoning cubes 4
  • Ground pepper 1 table spoon
  • Locust beans (iru) 2 table spoons
  • Shredded dry fish 1 cup
  • Palm oil 1 cup
  • Salt to taste

Steps

  1. For the stew:
  2. Thoroughly wash beef, shaki, goat meat and kpomo (remember to cut them into tiny pieces).
  3. Place in a medium pot, season with half of the onion, 3 seasoning cubes, ground pepper and salt to taste.
  4. Stir thoroughly to combine and leave to cook on medium heat for 25-30mins or until tender.
  5. While that is cooking, wash the red bell peppers and fresh peppers, ridding them of the seeds, (leave the seeds if you want the stew very peppery), place in a baking tray.
  6. At this point you can either choose to wait for the meat to get soft so that you can grill it while the peppers are roasting or go ahead and place the peppers in the oven and fry your meat when it is soft. Set the oven to 160 degree centigrade and roast for 40 mins.
  7. When peppers are perfectly roasted, place in a blender or food processor and blitz on medium heat for 20 seconds or until a very rough consistency is formed. Set aside.
  8. Pour palm oil into a pot and set on low heat. Leave to bleach for about 10mins
  9. Slice remaining onions and add into hot oil. Sauté till caramelized, this should take at most 15mins.
  10. Remember, your heat should be turned down to the lowest to prevent the onions from burning. Stir occasionally.
  11. Afterwards, add locust beans (iru) and ground crayfish, stir and leave to cook for one minute.
  12. Add blended peppers, stir thoroughly to combine. At this point you can turn up the heat to medium. Leave to fry for about 5 minutes, staring occasionally.
  13. Next add 1 cup of meat stock (water used to cook the meat), remaining seasoning cubes and salt to taste. Leave to cook for 5-7 mins.
  14. Finally, add the grilled or fried pieces of meat and stir thoroughly to combine. Leave to cook for another 5 mins and turn off heat afterwards.
  15. OFADA RICE:
  16. Heat up 4 cups of water in a medium pot.
  17. Wash rice thoroughly or until water runs clear.
  18. Add rice to boiling water and leave to cook for about 10mins on medium heat. Do not cover your pot at this time.
  19. After per-boiling, wash rice again thoroughly.
  20. Add 2 cups of water to a pot and bring to a boil. Add washed rice and leave to cook till tender. Remember to leave your pot open to prevent sogginess.
  21. When rice is properly cooked, serve with ofada stew.
  22. Enjoy!!!

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