One Pot Efik Style Coconut Rice (Edesi Isip)
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Serves: 9
  • 2½ cups rice(washed and drained)
  • Cooked and smoked goat meat
  • 800mls-1200-1300mls of coconut milk(you may use the canned one or the fresh one from a coconut)
  • 1 large crushed Ose Nsukka or habanero pepper
  • 1 small onion(sliced)
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsps crayfish powder
  • bouillon(optional)
  • salt
  1. Pour the coconut milk into a cooking pot, add half of the smoked fish and all the cooked and smoked goat meat, some salt and bouillon(if using)the dry pepper and 1tbsp of cray fish. Bring to a roaring boil; then add the rice, lower the heat, place a grocery bag or foil wrapper over the rice. Cover the pot using a tight lid and let the rice steam for about 15minutes. Check for doneness; then stir in the remaining dry fish, crushed pepper and crayfish. Let the rice steam for another 3-5 minutes on low heat(add more coconut milk at this point if needed); then set aside and serve with fried plantains or any other side.
Recipe by Nigerian Lazy Chef at