Vegan Nigerian Yam Porridge | Cooking With Jade

Vegan Nigerian Yam Porridge

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Vegan Nigerian Yam Porridge
Chef Jade_VEGAN NIGERIAN YAM PORRIDGE

VEGAN NIGERIAN YAM PORRIDGE

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Nigerian
Servings 4

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups yam peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1 cup chopped vegetables e.g., spinach, kale, or ugu leaves
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes chopped
  • 2 cups vegetable broth or water
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon palm oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper adjust to taste
  • 1 teaspoon salt adjust to taste
  • Fresh cilantro or parsley for garnish optional

Instructions
 

  • Heat the palm oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  • Add the chopped onions and sauté until translucent.
  • Stir in the minced garlic and cook for another minute.
  • Add the chopped red and green bell peppers to the pot and sauté until they soften.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for about 5 minutes until they break down and release their juices.
  • Stir in the tomato paste, ground paprika, ground cayenne pepper, and salt. Mix well.
  • Pour in the vegetable broth or water and bring the mixture to a simmer.
  • Add the yam cubes to the pot and stir to coat them with the sauce.
  • Cover the pot and let the yam cook for about 15-20 minutes, or until the yam is tender. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
  • Once the yam is cooked, add the chopped vegetables and mix well.
  • Continue cooking for an additional 5 minutes until the vegetables are wilted.
  • Remove from heat and let the Yam Porridge sit for a few minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro or parsley if desired.
  • Serve the Nigerian Yam Porridge hot as a main dish or side dish.

Notes

NUTRITIONAL FACTS:
Calories: 250 | Total Fat: 3g | Total Carbohydrates: 52g | Dietary Fiber: 6g | Protein: 6g

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