How to prepare coconut rice in Nigeria – 5 easy steps

Getting ready for Christmas? Learn how to make the best in the world coconut rice!

Nigerian cuisine has many delicious foods to offer. Rice is one of the things you can cook in a special Nigerian style. So, let’s find out how to prepare coconut rice. This is a very healthy and tasty food you should try serving to your family.

How to prepare coconut rice

How to prepare coconut rice in Nigeria

There are several recipes for coconut rice. Most of them have similar ingredients. Here is what you need for this one:

  • 1 full cup of chicken broth
  • 2 full cups of rice
  • Coconut milk: 2 cups
  • Half of onion
  • Salt
  • Spices (curry powder and ground pepper)
  • Tomato paste

How to prepare Nigerian dishes: homemade coconut milk

Ingredients: coconut rice in Nigeria – 5 easy steps

  • Dried chopped coconut
  • Clean boiled water
  • Blender

Making the coconut milk:

Boil the water. Measure up the coconut and put it into the blender. You may use 2 cups of it and 2 cups of water, or if you wish to make more milk or thinner milk, you can add more water (2 to 4).

Pour the water in and blend for up to a minute. Watch it, the blender top may get hot because of water, so you may place a towel under your hand to hold it and prevent any burns. Now, let the milk sit in the blender and cool off for about ten minutes.

Take a large bowl and bolter or strainer. Put it over the bowl and cover up with some fabric you use for making curd. Pour the mixture from the blender into the strainer. Let it sit for 10 more minutes and then press out the remains of the milk out of the coconut mass in the fabric. Here you go, your homemade coconut milk is ready. You can drink it or use for the rice recipe.

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Coconut rice recipe

  1. prepare coconut rice – 5 stepsHeat the pan, pour in vegetable oil and add salt.
  2. Add a half or a whole chopped onion bulb and fry. Add one chopped tomato, cover up with the top and stew.
  3. Pour in a pack of tomato paste. Add ground pepper and other spices. Stew some more and add curry.
  4. Pour in coconut milk. Mix well. Let it boil for few minutes.
  5. Add rice, mix, cover up and boil for 8 more minutes.

Total cooking time for this Nigerian recipe is 40 minutes. It is an easy to cook and tasty dish. It is also a cheap one to prepare, so you can stay on budget and treat your family with a delicacy.

5 top Nigerian recipes

Now when you know how to make coconut rice, let us put together a whole menu of Nigerian food recipes. Here are the best of the best.

  1. Banga
    coconut rice 1Palm fruit soup. Usually this dish is cooked Urhobo tribes, living in the river Delta region. It contains palm fruits and fish. It is very tasty and healthy, too.
  2. Ewa Agoyin
    This could be cooked as the second dish for the main course. Plus, it is a very popular type of the street food. It is made out of beans.
  3. Nigerian mango salad
    Fresh andappetizing. Rich with vitamins and good for one’s health.
  4. Nigerian Shuku Shuk prepare coconut rice – easy stepsu
    This desert is made out of coconut chaff. It is very easy to make and it can be served on all occasion.
  5. Nigerian snack Puff Puff
    It’s a snack and a great desert, too. The Puff Puff is served hot and topped with sugar or honey.

Now we have put together a whole menu of Nigerian exquisite dishes. In most cases, you have all it takes to cook the coconut rice and the rest of them right in your kitchen. Nigerian men love good food. So, if you want to marry and be happy in your family life, get busy and learn how to cook better than his mama does. He will certainly like it, as Nigerian men have two passions: making love and eating well. 

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Very interesting article with interresting ideas cooking coconut. I honestll just rubbed it into a grater and just eat with a spoon. Well, this could still sprinkled with coconut shavings / decorate sweet pastries. All! On this idiea of using my coconut finished))) And here and rice with coconut even cook! I personally have never been sotried cook, but today all buy and prepare an amazz meal! I love do to cook, but I get better pastries))) I think that this dish I will))) The main thing - desire and fantaziya- then do it!

Answered 2 years ago.

There is one that is such an original recipe. To prepare this dish you will need about 20 minutes. It is better that you took the Jasmine rice or long-grain similar. Ingredients to prepare coconut rice:

200 grams of Jasmine rice

200 ml coconut milk

Half of lemon or lime

10 grams of coconut

Half tsp salt

A quarter tsp. crushed chili peppers

The recipe for coconut rice Mix 1 Cup water with Cup coconut milk, add salt, put on stove and bring to a boil.

Thoroughly wash rice and pour into the boiling coconut milk.

Cook on medium heat without closing the pan with a lid. Periodically stir to prevent the rice from sticking to the sides and the bottom.

Once the liquid evaporated, turn off the heat and cover the pan with a towel. Give 15 minutes to stand up rice and serve to the table.

Whisk the rice with a fork, making it more light and airy.

Before serving, sprinkle with coconut rice and lime juice, season with ground chilli and coconut.

Bon appétit!

Answered 2 years ago.
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