Cookbook:Dambun Shinkafa (Nigerian Rice and Vegetables)

Dambun Shinkafa (Nigerian Rice and Vegetables)
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Danbun shinkafa is a common northern Nigerian dish. It is served both at home and on special occasions like weddings, naming ceremonies and native celebrations.




  1. Thoroughly rinse the rice. If desired, soak for a while.
  2. Steam the rice using a pot or an electric rice cooker until averagely soft.
  3. Heat a thin layer of vegetable oil in a pot. Add the onion, spring onion, carrot, and peppers. Fry for a bit, then remove from heat.
  4. Mix the cooked vegetables into the steamed rice. Season with salt and seasoning cube. Cover and allow to steam for a while.
  5. Stir in the moringa leaves, and remove from the heat.
  6. Serve with fried meat or fish.