Hello and welcome to Rice Cookers 101! Today, we’re going to be exploring the rich and flavorful dish of Nigerian tripe rice. This hearty meal is perfect for anyone looking for a unique and satisfying dinner option. With a combination of rice, spicy tripe, and a variety of aromatic seasonings, this recipe is sure to become a new favorite in your kitchen. So, let’s get started and learn how to make this delicious Nigerian tripe rice in just a few easy steps! We’ve made this nigerian tripe 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 tripe rice ingredients


  • 2 cups of rice
  • 500g of cow tripe
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 red bell peppers, chopped
  • 2 green bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon of curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon of paprika
  • 2 cups of chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup of vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Clean the tripe thoroughly and boil in a large pot of salted water for 15-20 minutes until it’s fully cooked and tender. Drain and set aside.
  2. Wash the rice and set aside.
  3. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic, saute until tender.
  4. Add the tripe, thyme, bay leaves, curry powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Saute for a few more minutes until the tripe is nicely coated with the spices.
  5. Add the bell peppers and continue sauteing for another minute.
  6. Add the rice to the pot and stir for a few minutes until the rice is coated with the spices.
  7. Add the chicken broth and stir well. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, and cook the rice, covered, until all the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is fully cooked (about 20 minutes).
  8. Remove the pot from the heat and let it rest for another 5-10 minutes before serving.
  9. Enjoy your Nigerian Tripe Rice with your favorite side dish!

nigerian tripe rice

How long does nigerian tripe rice last in the fridge?

Nigerian tripe rice is a popular dish that consists of rice, tripe, and a variety of spices. If you have leftovers, it is important to store them properly to prevent any bacterial growth that may cause foodborne illness. Generally, cooked rice and tripe can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 to 4 days. Any longer than that, and the food may start to spoil and should be thrown away. It is important to reheat the leftovers thoroughly before consuming them to ensure they are safe to eat. Always make sure to handle and store your leftovers with care to avoid any contamination or foodborne illness.

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Low calorie nigerian tripe rice recipe substitutions

To make this recipe lower calorie, you can make the following substitutions:

  • Use brown rice instead of white rice as it is lower in calories and has more fiber; thereby resulting in a filling meal.
  • Replace the vegetable oil with cooking spray or a small amount of olive oil, or use a low-calorie cooking spray that’s available in the market.
  • Use low-sodium chicken broth instead of regular chicken broth to reduce the sodium content.
  • Omit or reduce the amount of salt used.
  • Reduce the amount of cow tripe used in the recipe as it is high in fat and calories.

By making these substitutions, you can enjoy a lower-calorie version of the Nigerian Tripe Rice recipe.

What to serve with a nigerian tripe rice?

Nigerian tripe rice, also known as Shaki rice, is a delicious and authentic Nigerian dish that is perfect for any occasion. To balance out the bold flavors of this dish, consider serving it with a simple side salad made up of crisp greens, sliced tomatoes, and a light vinaigrette dressing. For a heartier option, roasted plantains make a tasty addition, as do boiled yams or sweet potatoes. For a more traditional Nigerian pairing, consider serving with a side of fried plantains or tomato stew. Whatever you choose, these accompaniments will perfectly complement the rich and savory flavors of this delicious dish.

Whats the best sauce for a nigerian tripe rice?

One of the best sauces for Nigerian tripe rice is tomato pepper sauce. To make this sauce, sauté onions, garlic, and ginger until fragrant, then add fresh tomatoes, red bell pepper, habanero pepper, and tomato paste. Season with salt, Maggi cubes, and curry powder, then let the sauce simmer until the vegetables are soft and the flavors are well combined. This savory and slightly spicy sauce pairs perfectly with tripe rice, adding a delicious flavor and texture to the dish. For an extra burst of freshness, you can also add some chopped cilantro or parsley before serving.

Nigerian tripe rice health benefits

Nigerian tripe rice, also known as “sisi eko” or “gizzard rice,” is a delicious traditional Nigerian dish made with rice and chicken gizzard or tripe. While it is a tasty meal high in protein, vitamins, and minerals, it may not be suitable for those with cardiovascular issues or high cholesterol due to the high-fat content of the gizzard. Instead, I recommend a healthier recipe such as grilled or baked chicken breast with mixed vegetables like broccoli and sweet peppers. This meal is low in calories, high in protein, and packed with essential vitamins and minerals.

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