Popular Yorubas Efo Riro by Sisi Jemimah

Efo Riro Recipe

Efo Riro needs no introduction as it’s one of the most popular vegetable soups in Nigeria and an absolute favourite of the Yorubas. It’s quite an easy dish to prepare, as long as you follow the major instructions and requirements.

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Efo Riro Recipe
Yields5 Servings

Efo Riro doesn’t need too much seasoning, curry, thyme or white pepper are unnecessary. All it needs to thrive is very rich beef/chicken stock, this means you need to properly season your meats as the stock is what really determines the outcome. 

 2 bunches Ugwu leaves( you can also use Spinach or Soko)
 3 medium size bell peppers (Tatashe)Or 2 big size
 1 ½ scotch bonnet (Rodo)
 ½ cup Palm Oil
 1 ½ medium size red onions
 Assorted meats of your choice (Shaki, Kpomo, cow leg, smoked turkey or beef are ideal) Dried stockfish (Panla)
 Smoked cat fish
 1 tbsp Locust beans (Iru)
 ½ cup raw/cooked prawns (Optional)
 ¼ cup smoked prawns (Optional)
 2 Knorr chicken cubesor any bullion cubes of your choosing.
 3 tbsp ground Crayfish
 Salt to taste

Ingredients

 2 bunches Ugwu leaves( you can also use Spinach or Soko)
 3 medium size bell peppers (Tatashe)Or 2 big size
 1 ½ scotch bonnet (Rodo)
 ½ cup Palm Oil
 1 ½ medium size red onions
 Assorted meats of your choice (Shaki, Kpomo, cow leg, smoked turkey or beef are ideal) Dried stockfish (Panla)
 Smoked cat fish
 1 tbsp Locust beans (Iru)
 ½ cup raw/cooked prawns (Optional)
 ¼ cup smoked prawns (Optional)
 2 Knorr chicken cubesor any bullion cubes of your choosing.
 3 tbsp ground Crayfish
 Salt to taste
Popular Yorubas Efo Riro by Sisi Jemimah

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