928 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

ALSO READ  Stop Sleeping On Your Back During Pregnancy, Here's The Best Sleeping Postion

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

This is How A Nigerian Governor, Nyesom Wike Celebrated Real Madrid’s Champions League Victory
Politics
31 views
Politics
31 views

This is How A Nigerian Governor, Nyesom Wike Celebrated Real Madrid’s Champions League Victory

MT - May 27, 2018

The Rivers State Governor, Chief Barr Nyesom Wike joined other fans of Real Madrid FC to celebrate the dramatic victory of the team over Liverpool FC Saturday…

“I Am Getting Married Soon” – Don Jazzy tells Bank W
Entertainment
37 views
Entertainment
37 views

“I Am Getting Married Soon” – Don Jazzy tells Bank W

MT - May 27, 2018

Nigerian music mogul and producer,Donjazzy may have let it slip that his wedding will be sooner than we think.Donjazzy has been joking about his quest for a…

SEE Why Angry Pastor Orders Church Members To Leave Wedding Reception
Romance and Love
60 views
Romance and Love
60 views

SEE Why Angry Pastor Orders Church Members To Leave Wedding Reception

MT - May 27, 2018

An unusual incident was witnessed at a wedding yesterday in Delta state after the pastor who conducted the wedding was disappointed by the couple. According to journalist…

See The PDP Governor Who Has Vowed Not To Criticize President Buhari
Politics
44 views
Politics
44 views

See The PDP Governor Who Has Vowed Not To Criticize President Buhari

MT - May 27, 2018

A Nigerian governor has vowed never to castigate President Muhammadu Buhari to prove he is still a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Governor of Ebonyi…

Full Match Fixtures For 2018 Russia World Cup
Sports
52 views
Sports
52 views

Full Match Fixtures For 2018 Russia World Cup

MT - May 27, 2018

The long awaited FIFA 2018 World Cup will take place in Russia and will be hosted by the same country. The world’s largest football competition will begin…

Ekiti 2018: Why PDP Cannot Be Defeated — Jonathan
Politics
77 views
Politics
77 views

Ekiti 2018: Why PDP Cannot Be Defeated — Jonathan

MT - May 27, 2018

FORMER President, Goodluck Jonathan, has stated why the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cannot be defeated in the forthcoming governorship election in Ekiti State. Mr Jonathan, speaking at…

Argentinian Football Legend Reveals His Greatest Nigerian Player. Guess Who
Sports
57 views
Sports
57 views

Argentinian Football Legend Reveals His Greatest Nigerian Player. Guess Who

MT - May 27, 2018

Hernán Crespo, Argentine football legend, on Saturday said Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha is the greatest Nigerian player. Crespo said he would never forget playing against Nigeria’s ex-internationals,…

How 24 Persons Cheated Death After Boats Capsized In Lagos
Inspiring
46 views
Inspiring
46 views

How 24 Persons Cheated Death After Boats Capsized In Lagos

MT - May 27, 2018

No fewer than 24 passengers escaped death by whiskers on Friday after to boats collided and capsized in Ojo area of Lagos State. The accident, which occurred…

Inside EFCC Report On Corruption Allegations Against Obasanjo
Best of Nigeria
52 views
Best of Nigeria
52 views

Inside EFCC Report On Corruption Allegations Against Obasanjo

MT - May 27, 2018

As President Muhammadu Buhari and a former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, continue to engage in a war of words, PREMIUM TIMES has obtained a report by the Economic…

“Why Adams Oshiomhole Is A Proven Liar”: Reno Omokri
Politics
44 views
Politics
44 views

“Why Adams Oshiomhole Is A Proven Liar”: Reno Omokri

MT - May 27, 2018

Adams Oshiomhole is a Proven Liar So Nigerians Should Not Be Surprised at His Most Recent Lie That Adams Oshiomhole is a confirmed liar has already been…

Simi Is Better Song Writer Than I Am — Adekunle Gold
Best of Nigeria
37 views
Best of Nigeria
37 views

Simi Is Better Song Writer Than I Am — Adekunle Gold

MT - May 27, 2018

Nigerian Singer, Adekunle Gold says colleague, Simi is better than him as a song writer. Adekunle Gold disclosed this to fans at his album listening on Friday.…

Meet Yekaterina Lisina, Tallest Professional Model With Longest Legs (Photos)
World Buzz
49 views
World Buzz
49 views

Meet Yekaterina Lisina, Tallest Professional Model With Longest Legs (Photos)

MT - May 27, 2018

Yekaterina Viktorovna (born October 15, 1987), is a Russian basketball player who competed for the Russian National Team at the 2008 Summer Olympics, winning the bronze medal.…

Aisha Abimbola: What Late Nollywood Actress Told Colleague, Afeez Owo Before Her Death
Entertainment
72 views
Entertainment
72 views

Aisha Abimbola: What Late Nollywood Actress Told Colleague, Afeez Owo Before Her Death

MT - May 26, 2018

Yoruba actor and filmmaker, Afeez Owo, has revealed the last conversation he had with the late Aisha Abimbola aka Omoge Campus. In an interview with GoldmyneTV, Owo…

Super Eagles Striker, Emenike & Ex-MBGN Fiance, Iheoma Nnadi Release Pre-wedding Photos
Romance and Love
64 views
Romance and Love
64 views

Super Eagles Striker, Emenike & Ex-MBGN Fiance, Iheoma Nnadi Release Pre-wedding Photos

MT - May 26, 2018

Super Eagles striker, Emmanuel Chinenye Emenike who plays as a striker for Las Palmas on loan from Olympiacos, and his fiance, a former Most Beautiful Girl in…

‘Assurance’; See How A Nigerian Doctor, Obinna Ebirim Empowered His People In Imo.
Best of Nigeria
73 views
Best of Nigeria
73 views

‘Assurance’; See How A Nigerian Doctor, Obinna Ebirim Empowered His People In Imo.

MT - May 26, 2018

A young Nigerian medical doctor and philanthropist, Dr. Obinna Ebirim, has continued to show that the welfare of the masses is his main priority following another grand…

HEALTH: Helpful Tips To Avoid Infections
Food and Health
62 views
Food and Health
62 views

HEALTH: Helpful Tips To Avoid Infections

PH - May 26, 2018

The rising threat of infections has become of great concern in recent years. While the risk related to "traditional infections" has often been reduced by vaccination and…

$16bn Power Projects: We Have Started Probe of Suspects – EFCC
Politics
69 views
Politics
69 views

$16bn Power Projects: We Have Started Probe of Suspects – EFCC

MT - May 26, 2018

Following representations made by some civil society groups, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has set machinery in motion to probe the controversy surrounding the $16…

Real Madrid vs Liverpool: Why Coutinho Will Receive Champions League Medal
Sports
68 views
Sports
68 views

Real Madrid vs Liverpool: Why Coutinho Will Receive Champions League Medal

MT - May 26, 2018

Liverpool will give Philippe Coutinho a winners medal should they beat Real Madrid in tomorrow’s Champions League final in Kiev, The Sun UK reports. Coutinho left Anfield…

Loading...