Tuwo Shinkafa Recipe: How To Make Tuwo Rice and Gbegiri Soup

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If you have ever been anywhere close to Northern Nigeria and you haven’t tried tuwo shinkafa recipe, you have missed a fantastic recipe. And no, I am not talking about the already ground rice here; as good as that is, it really can beat the feeling of the semi-mashed rice grains in every morsel.

The gbegiri soup, with ewedu and stew and some massive sized fried chicken or beef pieces, is the perfect send off to lalaland of foodgarsm. Okay, enough of talks, let’s get started on how to prepare tuwo shinkafa recipe and gbegiri soup.

Gbegiri Soup Recipe (Bean Stew)


  • 4 cups of white (or any quick cooking bean specie) beans (washed and peeled).
  • 2 big red bell peppers, deseeded, boiled and blended to a paste.
  • 3 habanero peppers also blended to a paste.
  • 1 medium onion, blended to a paste.
  • 100g of dried smoked fish (shredded).
  • ¼ cup palm oil.
  • Salt and stock cubes to taste.
  • Water/beef or chicken stock/broth.
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Preparation of Gbegiri Soup

  1. To peel the beans: Soak beans for 20 minutes. Rub and squeeze together with both hands to peel off the beans skin. Continue rubbing and rinsing off the chaff until as much skin has been washed off as possible.
  2. Boil skinned beans until it becomes adequately soft and mushy. You can decide to sieve the beans to remove and blend any lumps remaining or just boil until everything is smooth.
  3. Add palm oil.
  4. Mix in the pepper and onion paste, and add more water or broth (preferable), depending on how thick you want.
  5. Simmer until your bean soup has turned into a smooth paste and all ingredients are well blended into it
  6. Add Seasoning to taste.

Tuwo Shinkafa Recipe


  • 4 cups of white rice (any rice can be used, but the best is the clean white local tuwo (rice) gotten from the north).
  • 4 cups of Water.
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Preparation of Tuwo Shinkafa Recipe

  1. Wash the rice with cold water and boil until it’s soft and mushy.
  2. You might need to keep adding water as it is boiling.
  3. When your rice is suitably cooked and mushy, use a thick wooden spatula (turning stick) to pound and mix the rice until it all sticks together.

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Your tuwo shinkafa recipe and gbegiri soup are ready. If you are sure your guests would love tuwo and gbegiri, you can use it as an alternative to jollof rice at your owanbeparries. Gbegiri soup is best served with ewedu and stew, alongside beef or chicken. Otherwise, just serve some stew on the gbegiri and you are good to go. Enjoy.

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