Banga Rice Recipe

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Nigerian Foods | How to Cook Banga Rice Recipe
Banga rice served with grilled fish Mackerel and meaty stew. © MatseCooks/Instagram

Try this Nigerian recipe, made by MatseCooks. Contrary to what most people think, the Delta Banga rice recipe DOES NOT USE BANGA SPICES. Banga spices are a No-no in this recipe. It simply overwhelms the natural taste of the Delta Banga rice. How to cook Banga rice is by using fresh Banga extract and meat stock. So if you have been cooking Banga rice with Banga spices, you are cooking the original recipe wrongly. Banga rice is one of the traditional Nigerian foods – could be served with fried/grilled fish and meaty stew.

What do you need for this recipe?

  1. Meat stock and 2 presses of the Banga extract.
  2. 1st press which is a very thick extract you get after pounding the palm nuts. It’s thick like butter. This you add at the final stage of cooking.
  3. 2nd press…a bit lighter than the first. This you use with the meat stock to start the cooking.
  4. Crayfish is optional but should not be overwhelming.

Enjoy the video recipe!

BANGA RICE RECIPE. How is your day going my dear people. Hoping you are having a great Sunday. I thought to drop this video before starting my Sunday waka with my family. I had already promised some of you that I will post this video… here it is. Contrary to what most people think, the Delta Banga rice recipe DOES NOT USE BANGA SPICES. Banga spices are a No-no in this recipe. It simply overwhelms the natural taste of the Delta Banga rice. So if you have been cooking Banga rice with Banga spices, you are cooking the Original recipe wrongly. What you need is meat stock and 2 presses of the Banga extract. 1st press which is a very thick extract you get after pounding the palm nuts. It's thick like butter. This you add at the final stage of cooking. 2nd press…a bit lighter than the first. This you use with the meat stock to start the cooking. Crayfish is optional but should not be overwhelming. Banga Rice is moist and not singly…it is almost like the Italian Rissoto. Banga Rice is served with Fried/Grilled fish and Stewed Meats. Enjoy the recipe. NB: I used; I washed and soaked the rice in ordinary water for 30 minutes before using. 2 cups of Meat stock. 2 cups of the 2nd press extract at the beginning stage. Then at the final stage; 3 – 4 cups of the thick 1st press extract. #MatseCooksVideos #MatseCooks #MatseCooksRecipes #Recipe #Delicious #MatseCooksDenimseries #DenimSeries

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Recipe Tip

  • Wash and soak the rice in ordinary water for 30 minutes before using; 2 cups of meat stock; 2 cups of the 2nd press extract at the beginning stage.
  • Then at the final stage; 3 – 4 cups of the thick 1st press extract.

All cooking information is provided by MatseCooks.

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