I guess what makes it local is the use of palm oil,locust beans,dry fish, crayfish,basil (Efirin),ewa oloyin(Honey beans). It really does have different versions.
I make use of any local fresh ingredient I have at home.
Uncooked RicePalm oilIru (locust bean)Ewa Oloyin(honey beans) or black eyed beansDry Fish (washed and de-boned)Onions(sliced)Freshly ground pepper (boiled)-you can do without it if you have dry pepperBasil leaves (Efirin)Beef Stockstock/bouillon cubes
Soak the already washed dry fish in hot water, rinse the basil leaves and shred, set aside.I often start off with cooking the beans in one pot. I parboil the rice in another pot. Wash the excess starch off the rice and put some water and return it to the cooker. Add the palm oil, you want to make sure it cooks properly, …