Banga rice is completely different from the native jollof rice and even tastier. Rice is one of the most staple foods you will find in Nigerian homes, and we sure have so many ways to prepare it deliciously.
The secret to the perfect Banga rice is to use fresh Banga juice (visit my YouTube channel for a video on how to extract Banga juice from fresh palm nuts, and remember to subscribe) and fresh Banga spices, lots of onion, crayfish and smoked fish, but please feel free to use the store bought ones if that’s what you can find.
For this recipe you will need the following and you can also adjust these ingredients to your liking.
4cups Banga juice
Ground crayfish 3tablespoon
Red onions 2big ones
Banga spices 1tablespoon
Pour your Banga juice into a large pot and bring to boil, wash your rice and add to the pot, put some salt to taste and cover to boil.
Dice up on onion ball and add to the rice that’s already cooking. Wash your stock fish and add it to the rice as well.
Blend your peppers with onions, uncover your rice and add the smoked fish (wash and debone it), the pepper blend, crayfish and the seasoning cubes, taste to make sure you have added enough, you don’t want to overpower the original taste of the Banga, allow this to cook till the rice is soft which should be about 20minutes then you can add the Banga spices, stir very well to combine cover and allow to cook for another 10 minutes.
Once the rice is almost dry add your scent leaves that you have chopped and washed to the rice, stir it well into you rice, which by this time its aroma is disturbing the neighborhood.
Turn off your cooker once the rice starts to dry up and stir very well, serve with your choice of protein and drink.
And that’s your Banga rice recipe guys, it’s so easy and a one pot meal that you can make any time for yourself and your family, please try it out guys and let me know what you think.
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