Hello and welcome to Rice Cookers 101! Today, we are excited to share with you a delicious recipe that will transport your taste buds straight to Nigeria: Nigerian steak rice. This dish is a perfect combination of flavorful marinated steak and fluffy rice, which is perfect for any meal. Not only is it easy to make, but it is also affordable and can be prepared in just a few steps. So, let’s get started and learn how to make this amazing dish in your rice cooker! We’ve made this nigerian steak rice recipe easy to follow 👨‍🍳. If you’re looking for our favorite rice cookers to make this recipe, check out our list of top rice cookers here.

nigerian steak rice ingredients


  • 1 lb. round steak, cut into small cubes
  • 2 cups white rice
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. thyme
  • 1 tsp. curry powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil


  1. Rinse the rice in a colander and set aside.
  2. Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the vegetable oil and steak cubes to the skillet. Season with salt and black pepper. Cook the steak until browned on all sides. Remove the steak from the skillet and set aside.
  3. Add the onion, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, and garlic to the same skillet. Cook until the vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the thyme, curry powder, salt, and black pepper. Cook for an additional minute.
  5. Add the rice and beef broth to the skillet. Stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover the skillet and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the rice is cooked and the liquid has been absorbed.
  6. Add the cooked steak to the skillet and stir to combine. Serve hot.

nigerian steak rice

How long does nigerian steak rice last in the fridge?

Nigerian steak rice can be stored in the fridge for up to four days after cooking. It is important to properly store the dish in an airtight container to prevent any bacteria growth. When reheating, the rice should be thoroughly heated to a temperature of at least 165°F (74°C) to kill any bacteria that may have formed during storage. It is recommended to consume the dish within four days to ensure optimal taste and freshness.

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Low calorie nigerian steak rice recipe substitutions

To make this Nigerian Steak Rice recipe lower calorie, several substitutions can be made. Instead of using round steak, a leaner protein such as chicken breast or turkey breast can be used. Alternatively, tofu can be used for a vegetarian option. To reduce the amount of vegetable oil needed, a non-stick cooking spray can be used or the amount of oil can be reduced. Brown rice or cauliflower rice can be used instead of white rice to reduce the total calories and increase the fiber content of the dish. Reducing the amount of beef broth used or using a low-sodium beef broth or vegetable broth can also reduce the calorie content. Additionally, reducing the amount of salt and using herbs and spices for flavor can help to reduce the total calorie count while still maintaining great flavors.

What to serve with a nigerian steak rice?

Nigerian steak rice is a delicious and hearty dish that combines steak cooked in a flavorful sauce with rice. To complement this dish, you can serve a variety of sides that will add texture and flavor. Some great options include sautéed or roasted vegetables such as broccoli, carrots or bell peppers. You could also serve a fresh side salad or coleslaw to balance out the meal. Additionally, some garlic bread or naan would be a great option to soak up any remaining sauce from the steak. To finish off the meal, consider serving a simple dessert such as fresh fruit or a sweet pastry.

Whats the best sauce for a nigerian steak rice?

One of the best sauces for Nigerian steak rice is a spicy tomato-based sauce. To make this sauce, start by sautéing onions and garlic until they soften, then add some chopped tomatoes, tomato paste, and a mix of ground spices such as paprika, cumin, and coriander. For extra heat, you can also add some chopped chili peppers. Let the sauce simmer for about 10-15 minutes until it thickens and the flavors meld together. Drizzle this sauce over your steak rice to add a burst of flavor and a spicy kick. Alternatively, you can also use a peanut-based sauce made with peanut butter, soy sauce, honey, and ginger for a nutty and sweet twist.

Nigerian steak rice health benefits

Nigerian steak rice can have some health benefits depending on the ingredients used and the quantity consumed. The steak provides a good source of protein and iron, while the rice provides carbohydrates for energy. However, if the recipe contains a lot of added salt, oil, and spices, it can potentially lead to health problems such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and inflammation. To make a dish that is healthier, I would recommend a stir-fry with mixed vegetables and chicken breast, lightly seasoned with herbs and spices. This dish provides plenty of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, while being low in calories and fat.

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