Ingredients For Nigerian Jellof Rice
* 1 large onion, chopped
* 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
* 2 teaspoons tomato paste
* 1½ cups cooked rice
* 1 green chili, seeded and chopped (green pepper can be substituted)
* 1 cup meat or vegetable stock
Procedure For Jellof Rice
1. Cook the rice according to package directions.
2. Heat the oil in a frying pan and sauté the onion until soft, but not browned.
3. Add the tomato paste and chili and cook on medium heat while stirring, about 2 minutes.
4. Add the rice and continue stirring.
5. Add the stock and bring the mixture to a boil.
6. Reduce heat to medium and cook until almost all of the stock has evaporated. Serve.
Makes 4 servings.
Ingredients For Nigerian Chin-chin
* 3 cups flour
* 1 cup butter or margarine
* 1 egg
* 1 teaspoons baking powder
* ½ cup water
* ½ cup milk (or an additional cup of water)
* Vegetable oil, for frying
Procedure For Making Chin Chin
1. Mix all the ingredients together (except oil) to form a dough.
2. Sprinkle some flour on a cutting board or other flat surface. Knead the dough until smooth (about 10 minutes).
3. Tear off a piece of dough and flatten it (about ½-inch thick) on the cutting board.
4. Cut the dough into 1-inch squares.
5. Pour some sugar in a paper bag (to coat the chinchin after it is fried).
6. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
7. Place a few of the squares into the oil and fry until golden brown.
8. Place the fried chinchin on a paper towel for a few seconds to soak up the extra oil (do not cool).
9. Place the chinchin into the bag of sugar and shake to coat all sides. Serve.
Makes about three dozen.
Edikangkong soup is a very tasty soup cooked with lots of vegetables, some fish, onions, meat, salt etc. This is a well famous Nigerian soup, particularly indigenous to the Efiks and thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated amongst connoisseurs and lovers of good food all over the country.
There are many myths attached to this superb soup but as you can see from the recipe given, it is simply a vegetable soup.
Below is the ingredients and instructions for cooking Edikangkong soup:
* I kg/2 1b assorted meats (beef, oxtail, tripe, ponmo, bokoto and bushmeat)
* 4 snails (washed with lemon and limes)
* 450 gm /l lb stockfish (pre-soaked)
* 450 gm /l lb dry fish ( thoroughly washed)
* 450 gm/l lb periwinkles (top & tail)
* 225 §/8 oz whole dry prawns (cleaned)
* 225 gm / 8 oz ground crayfish
* I medium onion
* 1.35 kg/3 lb fresh ugwu/pumpkin leaves (washed and shredded)
* I kg /2 1b fresh waterleaf (prepared and washed)
* 200 ml palmoil
* 600 ml/l pt stock
* salt to taste
Wash the meat thoroughly and place in a large pot. Add some sliced onions, ground chillies and some stock. Place on heat and cook for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, remove the snail from shells and wash, rubbing with lime or lemon juice to remove slime. Wash the smoked dry fish with salt and soak in slightly salted eater for 5 minutes to kill any insect and loosen any sand or girt.
The question some restaurant owner’s do ask sometimes is; I am tired of running my restaurant franchise. How do I sell it? The answer can be found in the paragraph’s below.
Quite a number of franchisors face this same predicament. Not only are restaurant franchises resold every day, but it is very common to see all types of franchises for sale on the resale market.
The absolute first thing that you must do is to contact your franchisor. Do not be embarrassed! Franchisors expect that a certain percentage of their franchisees will someday want to sell their franchise. It is normal. There are many reasons for a franchisee to want to sell a franchise. Your reason for wanting to sell is probably a legitimate reason, something that the franchisor has probably heard many times before.
But probably the biggest reason that you need to contact your franchisor is that many franchisors will impose restrictions on franchise re-sales. For the most part these restrictions will follow closely with their existing guidelines used for recruiting a new franchisee. They just want the ability to approve any new franchisee.
Are you prepared to sell your franchise? Do you know what your franchise is worth? Will you need to carry financing? Is your financial information up to date? Have you talked with your attorney about the correct from of structure for a sale (asset based vs. stock based)? Are there property lease considerations? Will your landlord allow an assumption of your lease?
You have got to know the answers to these questions. Make sure that you are properly prepared to sell your franchise. You will need to research the marketplace in order to establish a price point. You may wish to talk to a Business Broker or other informed expert for guidance. Check with your accountant. He or she has probably seen a business or two that has been sold over the years. Lean on those around you for good quality advice.
Looking at many franchisor web sites over the last few months, many sites include a section on their web site for franchise re-sales. Consequently, your franchisor may be able to help you market your franchise for sale to others. There are other ways to sell an existing franchise. A good old fashioned newspaper ad can work. A more progressive way is to advertise your franchise for sale online with a web site that is designed to market your franchise. An example would be The Business Market which has a number of existing franchises for sale. So don’t be embarrassed. Be proactive, You can do it.