Vegetable Stew Recipe: How to Make Nigerian Green Vegetable Stew for White Rice

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Vegetable stew is a very healthy stew for rice and yam, this is the simplest stew recipes and yet packed with rich flavour, it goes well with other staple foods aside yam and rice. This stew can be customized to satisfy both vegetarians and meat eaters, without losing its rich depth of flavor and nutrients. If you are a vegetarian, you can make use of mushrooms or skip that if you cant get that close by. This vegetable stew is prepared with the Nigerian spinach called efo shoko (green amaranth); any green vegetable will be ok. You can use ugu for this stew or scent leaves (basil). This vegetables stew can be served with steamed rice, or with other staple food like pounded yam or fufu.

In this vegetable stew, I made used of fried fish and beef, but if you are a vegetarian, feel free to substitute the meat with mushrooms for that rich for that yummy flavor or simply make it without adding all of that. This vegetable stew is the best so far that I have tasted in while, it while definitely save the stress of preparing tomato stew which takes a little longer to cook. This vegetable stew is amazingly delicious, try it out by following the steps below also, see the video more detail.

Ingredients for Vegetable Stew

  • 1 large bunch of spinach, shredded
  • 4 pieces of fried fish
  • 6 pieces of fried beef/mushrooms
  • 5 medium sizedtomatoes, coarsely blended
  • 2 scotch bonnet peppers
  • 2 tablespoons of ground crayfish
  • 2 stock cubes
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onions, chopped
  • Cooking oil
Vegetable stew ingredients
Vegetable stew ingredients

 

Steps on How to Make Vegetable Stew

  1. Rinse and combine tomato with pepper to blend and set aside.
  2. Rinse and shred spinach into tiny pieces, chop the onion and set all aside.
  3. Place a pan on the stove, add oil just enough to fry the meat or fish. Fry everything until it turns golden.
  4. Reduce the oil if it is too much, add the minced garlic, chopped onions to it and fry until translucent.
  5. Add the blended tomatoes and fry, stirring occasionally until the water dries from it.
  6. Season the stew with crayfish, stock cubes, and salt to taste, stir the stew properly and leave to cook for few minutes.
  7. Add the shredded spinach and stir properly until it is properly mixed with the sauce.
  8. Return the fried fish or meat to the stew and stir, taste for salt and adjust any needed ingredient.
  9. Vegetable stew is ready take it off heat and serve with your favourite swallow or steamed rice.

Easy Steps on How to Make Vegetable Stew with Pictures

1. Rinse and combine tomato with pepper to blend and set aside. Rinse and shred spinach into tiny pieces, chop the onion and set all aside.

2. Place a pan on the stove, add oil just enough to fry the meat or fish. Fry everything until it turns golden. Reduce the oil if it is too much, add the minced garlic, chopped onions to it and fry until translucent.

Frying of onion and garlic in vegetable oil
Frying of onion and garlic in vegetable oil

 

3. Add the blended tomatoes and fry, stirring occasionally until the water dries from it.

Once the onion is fried and gives out a nice fragrance, add the blended tomato and pepper into the oil and fry as well
Once the onion is fried and gives out a nice fragrance, add the blended tomato and pepper into the oil and fry as well

 

4. Season the stew with crayfish, stock cubes, and salt to taste, stir the stew properly and leave to cook for few minutes.

Season the stew with crayfish, stock cubes and a pinch of salt to taste and stir well
Season the stew with crayfish, stock cubes and a pinch of salt to taste and stir well

 

5. Add the shredded spinach and stir properly until it is properly mixed with the sauce.

Add the shredded green vegetable to the stew and stew and stir
Add the shredded green vegetable to the stew and stew and stir

 

After stirring, it may look very dry and thick, add a little water or beef stock to the stew to adjust its consistency
After stirring, it may look very dry and thick, add a little water or beef stock to the stew to adjust its consistency

 

6. Return the fried fish or meat to the stew and stir, taste for salt and adjust any needed ingredient.

Reintroduce the meat in the stew and stir
Reintroduce the meat in the stew and stir

 

The vegetable stew should have a little liquid once you have stirred in all the ingredients and not completely dried
The vegetable stew should have a little liquid once you have stirred in all the ingredients and not completely dried

 

7. Vegetable stew is ready take it off heat and serve with your favourite swallow or steamed rice.

This is the best vegetable stew for rice
This is the best vegetable stew for rice

 

Vegetable stew recipe
Vegetable stew recipe

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