112 Views

How To Prepare The Popular Efo Riro

Efo Riro is a very popular Yoruba soup in Nigeria, it is in fact one of my favorite Nigerian soups because of its healthy benefits. The name ‘efo’ means vegetables, hence it is a Yoruba rich vegetable soup/stew. Believe me when I tell you that this happens to be one of the most delicious Yoruba soups that I have tasted.

It is a little bit similar to the popular edikaikong soup, the difference is the use of tomatoes and few other Yoruba local ingredients, although some people choose to avoid tomatoes for personal reason but I think it is very necessary.

Here are the ingredients for making efo riro, I think it would take a little over 1 hour for preparing the ingredients and then the actual cooking. As usual, the ingredients below can serve between 15 to 20 people, you can increase or decrease depending on your audience.

Ingredients Include: (for five to 7*3 serving)

Fresh vegetable leaves (water leaves, spinach or fluted pumpkin)
Stock fish head(medium sized)
2 TO 3kg meat (PREFERABLY GOAT MEAT OR BEEF)
Small fresh tomatoes (4 to five balls)
Fresh pepper (as you want)
Onions 1 to 2 bulbs)
Ground Crayfish (about 1 cup)
Iru (locust bean) 2 to 3 teaspoon full
Dried fish (two to three medium sizes)
Palm oil (15cl)
Snails (washed with lemon juice/alum) optional
Smoked fish (1 medium sized) (Optional)
2 knorr cubes

Preparation:

For most foods made with tomatoes I like to slice instead of grinding them, this improves the look of the food at the end of the day. Wash meat thoroughly with lots of water and salt to remove sand then be sure to also wash the snails with alum if you are making efo riro soup with snails.

I learned that some people avoid snails for either religious or personal reasons but I really think it kinda complete this recipe, it is very delicious in efo riro and also very rich in protein

How To Cook Efo Riro

If you follow the steps outlined below cautiously you will end up with a very delicious pot of obe efo riro, {obe} is the yoruba name for soup in case you are wondering.

Step 1

Place the washed meat in a large pot, add a little of water, season with salt, sliced onions, 1 knorr cube and ground pepper and boil for 20 minutes or until tender and the water is almost dried.

Add the smoked fish, stock fish, add a little water and cook for another five to fifteen minutes depending on the hardness of your stock fish, you need to know that people like them better when they are very soft.

Step 2

Remove the pot from heat. Place another pot on the burner and pour in some palm oil, about 15 to 20cl. Add the ground tomatoes to the heated oil (be sure not to allow the oil to bleach), Also add Cray fish, sliced onions to the hot oil and fry for 10 minutes stirring frequently

Step 3

Then follow with some locust bean seeds (iru), preferred seasoning and allow cooking for just a few minutes Pour in the cooked meat, smoked fish, stock fish and snail and allow boiling for five to ten minutes

Step 4

Finally add the washed vegetables to the sauce and allow to simmer for just 2 to 3 minutes. Do not over cook the vegetables or they will lose much of their nutritional value.

Serve the cooked Efo-riro soup with Eba, Pounded yam, Semolina or Amala or any other similar Nigerian Food or choice, I like this soup and fufu the way it appears below.

What you find below is a delicious plate of efo riro and well prepared fufu, I feel hungry every time I turn to this page.

Yoruba Efo Riro

 

Get the best viral stories straight into your inbox!

Don't worry, we don't spam

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Latest Posts

LISTEN: Mr Eazi Releases First Official Single After Shading Nigerian Musicians – Pour Me Water
Entertainment
220 views
Entertainment
220 views

LISTEN: Mr Eazi Releases First Official Single After Shading Nigerian Musicians – Pour Me Water

PH - November 18, 2017

Two months after shading Nigerian musicians on a Capital Xtra interview, Mr Eazi releases his first official single titled ‘Pour Me Water’. This is the lead single…

So Sad! Another Nollywood Actor, David Is Dead (Photo)
Entertainment
431 views
Entertainment
431 views

So Sad! Another Nollywood Actor, David Is Dead (Photo)

PH - November 18, 2017

Nollywood actor, David Nwajei, also known as Davo has died. His friends Brumen John, Dona Power, among other took to social media shared the news. While the…

Nollywood Actress Foluke Daramola Remembers Late Moji Olaiya
Entertainment
574 views
Entertainment
574 views

Nollywood Actress Foluke Daramola Remembers Late Moji Olaiya

PH - November 18, 2017

Nollywood actress, Foluke Daramola took to social media to remember her late friend and fellow actor, Moji Olaiya. The busty actress, via Instagram, shared a photo of…

“Don’t Die Prematurely For People’s Obsessions”- Seyi Law To Wizkid, Davido
Entertainment
398 views
Entertainment
398 views

“Don’t Die Prematurely For People’s Obsessions”- Seyi Law To Wizkid, Davido

PH - November 18, 2017

Following the crew fight in Dubai last night, Nigerian comedian, Seyi Law has called on Wizkid and Davido to sheathe their swords and embrace peace. Seyi Law…

Peter Okoye Will Thrill You In ‘For My Head’ Video
Entertainment
379 views
Entertainment
379 views

Peter Okoye Will Thrill You In ‘For My Head’ Video

PH - November 18, 2017

Critics have called Mr. P an upcoming artiste, which he admitted but he however, noted that he’ll be graduating from an upcoming artiste to “outstanding established superstar”…

After Fighting with Wizkid, Davido Buys Brand New Iphone X for all his Crew Members (Photos)
Entertainment
836 views
Entertainment
836 views

After Fighting with Wizkid, Davido Buys Brand New Iphone X for all his Crew Members (Photos)

PH - November 18, 2017

Hours after the him and his team members clashed with Wizkid in Dubai, Pop star Davido just bought brand New Iphone X for all his crew members,…

Checkout What Super Eagles’ Players Were Paid After 4-2 Win over Argentina
Sports
604 views
Sports
604 views

Checkout What Super Eagles’ Players Were Paid After 4-2 Win over Argentina

PH - November 18, 2017

The Nigerian national team have been handsomely rewarded after their sensational win over Argentina in a friendly encounter. Super Eagles of Nigeria shared N17.3 million after the…

Revealed: How Ex-Zamfara Governor Yerima Blew N464 Million Meant For Dam
Politics
383 views
Politics
383 views

Revealed: How Ex-Zamfara Governor Yerima Blew N464 Million Meant For Dam

PH - November 18, 2017

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) yesterday said it had tendered 25 exhibits and called six witnesses against a former Governor of Zamfara State,…

Viral Video of Wizkid and Davido Engaging in Physical Fight on the Streets of Dubai
Entertainment
1219 views
Entertainment
1219 views

Viral Video of Wizkid and Davido Engaging in Physical Fight on the Streets of Dubai

PH - November 18, 2017

The two popular Nigerian music stars, Wizkid and Davido have turned the street of Dubai to the arena for physical combat. The two music stars battled each…

Why Atiku Must Return To PDP – NYC
Politics
381 views
Politics
381 views

Why Atiku Must Return To PDP – NYC

PH - November 17, 2017

South-West Chapter of the Nigeria Youth Coalition, NYC, has called on former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar to return to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. NYC said Abubakar…

How Buhari Compelled Me To Take Salary Cut – Osinbajo
Politics
694 views
Politics
694 views

How Buhari Compelled Me To Take Salary Cut – Osinbajo

MT - November 17, 2017

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday said the decision by President Muhammadu Buhari to take only half of his salary was what made him (the Vice-President) to do…

Why I Asked Court To Unfreeze My 16 Bank Accounts – Patience Jonathan Blows Hot
Politics
336 views
Politics
336 views

Why I Asked Court To Unfreeze My 16 Bank Accounts – Patience Jonathan Blows Hot

MT - November 17, 2017

Patience Jonathan, the Wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to vacate the interim forfeiture order it granted to the…

Why I Cannot Produce Nnamdi Kanu For Trial – Buratai
Politics
440 views
Politics
440 views

Why I Cannot Produce Nnamdi Kanu For Trial – Buratai

PH - November 17, 2017

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Thursday, prayed the Federal High Court in Abuja to dismiss a suit seeking to compel him to produce…

Ambode Issues Serious Warning To Civil Servants…Checkout His Message
Politics
449 views
Politics
449 views

Ambode Issues Serious Warning To Civil Servants…Checkout His Message

MT - November 17, 2017

Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, the Lagos State Governor, on Thursday warned civil servants in the state against importing odd ideas and policies that could impede productivity in the civil…

How To Stop Spam Emails From Reaching Your Inbox
How Tos
211 views
How Tos
211 views

How To Stop Spam Emails From Reaching Your Inbox

MT - November 17, 2017

If you are very active online and enter your personal details on various websites anytime it is requested, your email may become inundated by unsolicited emails which…

The Unpleasant Advice My Coach Gave Me About Nigeria – Super Eagles Player, Brian Idowu
Sports
711 views
Sports
711 views

The Unpleasant Advice My Coach Gave Me About Nigeria – Super Eagles Player, Brian Idowu

MT - November 17, 2017

Nigerian fans would have watched one of their own strutting his stuff in Russia’s colours at the 2018 World Cup if the European country had not dilly-dallied.…

How I Became The President Of PFN And CAN At The Same Time – Oritsejafor Opens Up
Religion
535 views
Religion
535 views

How I Became The President Of PFN And CAN At The Same Time – Oritsejafor Opens Up

MT - November 17, 2017

The month of November is very critical to the Word of Life Bible Church in several ways. The founder/Senior Pastor of the church, Pastor Ayodele Joseph Oritsegbubemi…

“We Called Him Dwarf” – The Story Of Messi’s First Days At Barcelona
Art, History and Culture
513 views
Art, History and Culture
513 views

“We Called Him Dwarf” – The Story Of Messi’s First Days At Barcelona

MT - November 17, 2017

Never had Barcelona’s Cadete B team beaten Espanyol’s Cadete A in the first few years of the new millennium. The Blaugrana, obsessed as ever with technique, had…

Loading...