Recipe of the day, Nigerian beans and yam porridge is a classic dish that has been passed down for generations. I like calling it a feast in one dish because it is delicious and extremely filling.
So, as the name suggests, it is a porridge made with yam and beans. Most importantly, this food is enjoyable, filling, and appetizing.
This recipe of the day, Nigerian beans and yam porridge is made more nutritious when green leafy vegetable is added.
Beans is very high in protein, spinach/ugu is a vegetable, yam is a carbohydrate together with other ingredients which gives a balanced diet
Normally, people dislike having beans as their meal, particularly kids. Yet at the same time, we all know the health benefits of beans and that we must include them in our daily life.
Thus, if you are looking for some ways on how to cook beans so that it won’t be the usual recipe and boring? Worry no more
Recipe of the day will make this “scary” dish to become one of the favorites for you and your family.
Recipe of the Day: Nigerian Beans and Yam Porridge
Stick around, because I am going to walk you through to this super easy and full of nutrients classic yam and beans recipe.
- ¼ yam tuber, chopped
- 3 cups white beans
- ½ cup crayfish, ground
- 2 cubes soy seasoning (I use Knorr brand)
- 1 smoked fish or dried pepper, to taste
- ¼ kilogram beef, chopped
- 1 onion, sliced
- ½ cup of palm oil
- Firstly, wash and boil the beans until they are soft. Pour them out into a colander and drain.
- Secondly, in a pot, steam the meat and fish with salt, pepper, onions, and seasoning cubes for 5 minutes.
- Then, pour 1 cup of water into the pot. Add the ground crayfish and palm oil. Bring to a boil and allow the oil to completely disperse in the boiling mixture. Taste for salt.
- After that, throw in the chopped yam. Add the cooked beans. Cover the pot for 10 minutes.
- Finally, at this point, the food is ready. Serve hot.
Adding green leafy vegetables (though optional) make the meal more nutritious.