5 Meals Every Nigerian Undergraduate Must Be Able To Prepare
5 Meals Every Nigerian Undergraduate Must Be Able To Prepare. As Nigerian undergraduates, and i am basing this on my personal experience, food is a major part of our lives, what to eat is a question we wake up and sleep with. Away from home and mother’s food, most of us learn to cook while in school, experimenting daringly every day. And whether you are an expert cook or not, male or female, the meals i have listed are a must.
As popular as Coca Cola, Indomie Noodles leads the pack in instant noodles production. Every student should be able to throw together a plate of edible noodles. With or without eggs, sardines or other condiments. Anyone can eat noodles raw,but as a student you must master the art of cooking properly, to impress visitors and keep you alive, especially during the examinations.
2. Egusi Soup
It is quite easy to prepare and relatively cheap. This qualities make Egusi soup the friend of every student. If you do not know how to prepare proper Egusi soup, you might need tutorials from home or friends. A pot every other weekend will reduce your time spent deciding what to eat, all you have to do is prepare ‘eba’ and you are home free.
3. Jollof Rice
Now this is a Nigerian staple, and the beauty of jollof rice, is that no one has a monopoly of what it should look or taste like. There are a million and one ways to prepare jollof rice, and all you need as a student is one or two, either with fresh tomatoes or canned ones. And you can prepare with meat, fish or nothing at all. It is relatively cheap and will impress your visitors.
Well, this is not everyone’s favorite, you cant deny it comes in handy. One of the reasons every student should know how to prepare beans is that it can be eaten with other things, pap, custard, bread, garri, to mention but a few. And if your budget is limited, all it takes is palm oil, onions, salt and a little crayfish. One disadvantage is that it takes a while and might deplete your kerosene or gas supply. It is however perfect when you have visitors you do not want to feed.
This is for Sundays. Stews are quite versatile. You can prepare chicken stew, fish stew, beef stew, or just stew. And then fresh or canned tomatoes, just add spices to taste and you are ready. And once you have a pot of stew, all you have to do is to decide between white rice, yam or even bread each day.
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