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Ofada Rice: Recipe for Making Nigerian Ofada Rice

Ofada Rice Description/Reviews

Ofada rice is a type of Nigerian rice that is grown locally and has a distinct aroma and flavor.

It’s known as Abakiliki rice in the east and simply as Ofada rice in the west, names derived from the towns where it’s grown (Ofada and Abakiliki).

Recipe for Making Nigerian Ofada Rice
Recipe for Making Nigerian Ofada Rice

Ofada rice is another popular rice variety in Nigeria. It’s also known as unpolished rice because it’s rice that hasn’t been genetically modified.

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It is very healthy and much healthier than white rice and is identified as Brown rice.

Although the quality of this local rice has greatly improved in recent years, it is still infamous for its dirtiness and stone content. It is now sold in small packages and contains less dirt than before.

Thanks to its high fiber content, it is also a healthy alternative to white rice dishes. The meal is a delicious option for guests at parties and other large social gatherings when served with a peppery sauce. Continue reading to get the recipe.

Local Rice with Sauce – Ofada Stew/Ayamase is a common Nigerian dish. The meats and peppers combine to create complex flavors that leave everyone seeking more.


The best thing about this recipe is that it is easy to make and will have you eating in no time.

Cooking Instructions


  • 2 Cups Ofada Rice
  • Water
  • Salt to taste


  1. Firstly, remove the stones and dirt with caution, as it is notorious for being filthy and full of stones
  2. Secondly, pour the rice into a tub, wash it several times, and check how dirty the water is.
  3. Thirdly, rinse until the water is clear…
  4. Then, add 4 cups of water and cook for 12 minutes on low to medium heat…
  5. Do not cover the pot the whole time!
  6. After that, remove the rice from the heat and rinse until the water runs clear…
  7. Now, add 1 cup of water and cook till soft. To avoid burning or sogginess, keep an eye on it from time to time.
  8. Finally, take it off the heat when it’s fluffy, and if there’s any liquid left after the rice is completely cooked, drain it in a colander…

Enjoy with Ofada Stew/ Ayamase…



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