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INGREDIENTS

  • Medium size onion (chopped)
  • 70ml vegetable cooking oil
  • 1 vegetable oxo cube
  • A pinch of salt
  • 4 desert spoonful of Alafia tomato cooking sauce.
  • 350g of Red Lentil
  • Dressing (optional)a fresh handful of coriander leaves ( chopped)

The Alafia Tomato Cooking sauce is available online from Amazon @ https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00V8EL6SC and https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00PIPC8SO

 

 METHOD

  • Heat the oil in the sauce pan.
  • Stir fry the onion for three minutes.
  • Add the salt and oxo cube.
  • Add the Alafia tomato cooking sauce
  • Stir fry for a minute.
  • Pour in 700ml – 800mls of warm water.
  • Add the lentil (you may need to add more water).
  • Ensure that your water covers the lentils to a depth of at least one inch.
  • Cover with a tight lid and cook on very low heat for 30 minutes.
  • Check after 30 minutes to ensure that lentil has softened.
  • If pot begins to dry out before the lentil becomes soft, add more warm water to ensure that lentils become completely well cooked and softened
  • If lentil has cooked through and has softened, you can stir and taste for salt
  • The consistency of lentil soup varies according to individual taste
  • If you prefer it thick, you can serve straightaway with a slice of crusty bread or fried plantains
  • If you however prefer your soup runny you can add some warm water until you get the consistency you like.

 

 

OPTIONAL (Sprinkle a handful of chopped leaves of coriander leaves into soup) and  then serve with crusty bread or fried plantain.

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 INGREDIENTS

  • 1 medium sized onion chopped.
  • 225gms of Broccoli florets.
  • 200gms of garden peas.
  • 225gms of Mushrooms
  • 200gms of baby corn shoots.
  • 200gms of runner beans sliced up.
  • 200gms of root ginger cut into strips.
  • 1 oxo vegetable cube.
  • 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil.
  • ½ teaspoon of salt.
  • 1 tablespoon of Balangwu paste.
  • I50mls of water.

 

METHOD

1) Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or frying pan.

2) Pour in the onions, mushrooms, baby corn and Balangwu paste into the hot oil and stir fry for one minute, so that the paste thoroughly coats the onions and mushrooms.

3) Add the salt and vegetable oxo cube.

4) Add the Garden peas and runner beans.

5) Add the strips of ginger.

6) Add 150mls of water.

7) Add the broccoli florets.

8) Cover and allow to simmer for 3 minutes.

 

Serve on a bed of rice.

 

Cooking sauce (Available online from Amazon @ https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00VAQ25G0)

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This rice dish is comfort food at its best. Coconut oil is now recognised as an important dietary aid in the prevention of Alzheimer disease. The coconut rice is a brilliant way to consume and avail oneself of coconut’s health giving properties. Fresh coconut or desiccated coconut can be used for this dish.

 

Ingredients

1 kg bag of long grain rice

1 large onion (chopped)

1 jar of Alafia Tomato                                           

Cooking sauce (Available online from Amazon @ https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00V8EL6SC and https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00PIPC8SO)

200g of frozen peas.

2 Vegetable Oxo cubes

2 desert spoonful of salt.

200g dessicated coconut

190mls of vegetable oil.

1 litre of warm water.

 

Method of Cooking

 

Pour oil into the cooking oil

Pour rice into the cooking pot

Pour onions into the cooking pot

Add the dessicated coconut.

Crumble oxo cubes into the content of the cooking pot

Add salt

Begin to gently fry the contents of the pot on low to medium heat for about 5-10 minutes until rice begin to brown

Turn heat down to very low heat and then add warm water to rice without stirring

Spoon in the jar of Alafia Tomato cooking sauce ( do no stir the content of the pot at this point)

 

Turn heat down on to very low heat and then add warm water to rice without stirring

Spoon in the jar of Alafia Tomato cooking sauce ( do not stir at this stage, stirring at this stage will excite the starch and cause the rice to begin to burn without cooking through

Cover tightly with a lid and allow to simmer or steam through for 10-15 min

 

Examine after 10 minutes to see if rice is cooked and softened.  If rice is not  soft, and you find the pot is drying out, add a little more water and carry on cooking for another 5-10 minutes

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Jollof rice is an African rice dish. It is the progenitor of the Jambalaya and appears in the culinary cultures of several nations. It is known as Paella in Spain, Pilau in India, Risotto in Italy, Ploff in Russia and Jambalaya amongst African Americans.

 

Jollof rice is enjoyed through out the length and breadth of West Africa and Nigeria in particular. Black women taken from the African continent took the dish into the African Diaspora and popularised it.

 

INGREDIENTS

  • One jar of Alafia Tomato cooking sauce.
  • 1kg of Easy Cook rice.
  • One medium sized onion - chopped.
  • One small bag of frozen mixed vegetables.
  • 2 vegetable Stork cubes.
  • 190 ml of vegetable oil.
  • One level desert spoonful of salt.
  • 500 ml of warm water.

 

METHOD

1) Pour vegetable oil, rice and onion into a large cooking pot. Crumble stork cubes into contents of pot.

2) Add salt and begin to gently stir fry contents of pot on a low to medium heat for 3 -5 minutes or until rice and onions begin to brown.

3) Turn heat down to very low and then add warm water to rice without stirring.

4) Spoon in half a jar of the Alafia tomato cooking sauce (do not stir!).

5) Pour frozen mixed vegetable onto the rice (without stirring). Stirring at this stage will cause rice to begin to burn at the base without cooking through.

6) Cover pot tightly with a lid or kitchen foil and allow to simmer or steam through for 10 - 15 minutes.

7) Open after at least 10 minutes to see if rice is cooked and softened.

8) If rice is still not softened add a little more water if the pot is drying out. Cover and allow to cook or steam through for another 5 - 10 minutes.

9) Gently stir the entire contents of pot together before serving.

 

Broccoli stewed in Naija Potent peanut or fried plantain is a lovely accompaniment to Jollof rice.   

 

Cooking sauce (Available online from Amazon @ https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00V8EL6SC and https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00PIPC8SO)

Potent Peanut sauce (Available online from Amazon @ https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00VAG5292 and https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00PHK3ZQO)

 

 

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