Thursday, 18 September 2014

Native jollof rice (Palmoil rice) - Iwuk Edesi

Native jollof rice is a traditional Nigerian meal which is enjoyed by many. it's a palmoil based meal which is similar to the nigerian jollof rice but prepared with locally sourced ingredients such as okpei/iru,scent leaves, crayfish e.t.c .
Unlike the very popular Nigerian jollof rice which has vegetable oil and a mixture of tomato and pepper puree as its base, Native jollof rice a.k.a palm oil rice has palmoil as its base with pepper puree. This tends to give it that unique local flavor most people enjoy. If you don't have ogiri okpei /iru or dawadawa, you can always prepare palmoil rice without although the addition of any of the listed tends to give the dish its authentic local flavor. For this meal, i used my old traditional Nigerian Wok in the preparation because it's easier to wash off and it rarely gets burnt. it's one of the most useful kitchen utensils i own which comes in handy whenever i want to make a quick one pot meal.

Ingredients:::
• 3 Cups Rice
• 3 Cooking spoon Palm oil
• 2 Medium Sized smoked fish - Optional
•  1 cup Crayfish, ground
• A handful Dried prawns - Optional
• 1 medium sized Onion, chopped
• 1 cup Freshly ground pepper Puree(3 Scotch bonnet, 6 Chili, 2 Tatashey) (Or as desired)
• 1 small Ogiri Okpei/ Dawadawa or 1/2 cup Iru
• 2 Seasoning cubes
• Salt to taste
 A handful Scent leaves/ Curry leaves, Chopped -Optional

Directions:::
Step 1: Wash the rice and parboil with clean water. Rinse and drain the excess water in a sieve - Set aside..


Step 2: For this meal, i used both Dry prawns, powdered crayfish and Smoked fish. To prepare the dry prawns, remove the sharp heads by breaking off gently. Rinse and Set aside. To prepare the smoked fish, gently open up the fish, remove the bones and gut, rinse and set aside.

Step 3: On medium heat, heat up the palm oil for about 4 minutes. Gently add the chopped onions and leave to fry for about 2 minutes. Add the pepper puree into the oil and stir-fry for about 5 mins.


Step 4: Add the Iru (That's what i used for this meal)/ okpei or dawadawa (Dissolve in a little water before adding), add the dry prawns, powdered crayfish and washed smoked fish. Top up with water (remember the rice has been parboiled already so just add the quantity of water that'd slightly cover the rice), add the salt to taste, crushed seasoning and leave to cook for 7mins.


Step 5: Gently Add the drained parboiled rice and Chopped leafy vegetable (if using any), stir with a wooden spoon to mix well and leave to cook covered till the liquid in the pot gets absorbed by the rice.


Turn off the burner and serve hot.



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47 comments:

  1. Anonymous11:12 am

    u wont kill me wit hunger today o dobby,is a must for me to cook dis local jollof rice. Hally

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    1. lol! i sure hope so hally. Do keep me posted k :)

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  2. Anonymous1:42 pm

    I love Palm Oil rice!


    Abiola

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  3. Okay, I will be making this very soon. Thanks.

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    1. you're welcome atilola :)

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  4. yum yum i have never had this before

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    1. you should give it a try ms cookie.

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  5. Making so much sense.

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  6. I love u so... BN cooking palm oil rice wit original igala okpei 2days str8. Got tired of d normal party jollof rice. Thumbs up

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  7. Anonymous10:27 pm

    Dobby don come 2 dy torment person again wt ha killing dishes...preparin ds soooooonnnnn

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    1. lol! Do keep me posted k :)

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  8. Anonymous10:48 am

    Hello Dobby, pls where can I buy the Nigerian Traditional wok from?

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    1. I actually got mine from CMS around Balogun market. Don't know the exact place because i was walking aimlessly when i saw it. But the shop where it's sold deals in Native pots and Nigerian kitchen accessories.

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  9. Anonymous4:50 pm

    Thanks a lot Dobby. I would like to request for the process of making Coconut Rice. Thanks

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  10. HUNGRYYYYYYY!!!

    I've eaten with my eyes, time to make the real thing.

    Could you please share the name of your camera or the link to where it can be purchased.

    Thank you!

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    1. Hi Olu,
      i really don't use anything fancy for my food pictures. Previously, i used to use a fujifilm point and shoot digital camera. Currently, i alternate between my phone (Samsung Galaxy Grand 2) and my Sony Cybershot point and shoot camera. For most of my recent pics, i used the phone camera though.

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  11. chinwe Ajaegbo10:26 am

    Dobby ur doing a very good job. I'm proud of you. I tell ppl, dats my old school friend. .. keep it up darling. ..

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    1. Yaayyyy!!!! *Dancing* Thanks Chinwe :D

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  12. Anonymous9:07 am

    Nice work! But I can't just imagine the taste of Iru on rice!!! Definitely not something I'm keen to make myself... But I can eat it if someone prepares 4 me..heheheh

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    1. thanks anon. you should really give it a try, it's really nice ;)

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  13. Dobby baby. Chef of the century.
    www.makeupcubicle.blogspot.com

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    1. hahaha!!! Thanks Cyndy :D

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  14. Anonymous2:06 pm

    Alright i just have to ask, do you provide catering for events?

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    1. No i don't provide catering services :)

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  15. Anonymous8:04 am

    I love this. Im totally making native rice this week��.

    Bimpe

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    1. Do keep us posted Bimpe :)

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  16. Aren`t you just fascinating? Who could have thought I would try and cook.. You caused it girl. That RICE got me experimenting, but it came out quite good. So Iwonder how the original would be..

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    1. your guess is as good as mine Joanes ;)

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  17. Funmi8:04 pm

    Nice work.Thumbs up! Please can I use chicken stock to cook palm oil

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    1. Hello Funmi, yes you can although the traditional recipe calls for the use of fish. Adding chicken stock would get masked by the strong fish flavor.

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    1. Thanks Suwanee, no i don't mind :)

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  21. Can I use fresh prawns?

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    1. yes you can use fresh prawns.

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  22. Anonymous2:42 am

    its 2:30 im the morning and all I want is nigerian rice con palm oil:D

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    1. lol! You can say that again :)

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  23. I love u so... BN cooking palm oil rice wit original igala okpei 2days str8. Got tired of d normal party jollof rice. Thumbs up
    Charlotte
    thekitchen.site

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