I get lots of questions about Nigerian dishes daily and I try my best to answer them. Someone just asked “what is the national dish of Nigeria”? I am throwing back the question at you. Help us out.
What do you think? Do we have a national dish? I thought every food in Nigeria counts.
National Dish of Nigeria

Tell us your thought on this. I love Nigerian dishes and love to talk about them.

Most of the comments below suggest that it is jollof rice. I don’t think they are wrong. Read them and drop your own comment too.

In my opinion, I think jollof rice is really the national dish of Nigeria since it is made by different Nigerian ethnic group in different ways. Everyone loves the rice recipe and almost every Nigerian know just how to put together a pot of this delicasy.

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  1. star  October 19, 2016

    Nigerian dish is jollof rice and pepper soup is the favorite i know of.

  2. ife  October 19, 2016

    I think it is rice cause it’s cooked by all.

  3. Debbie  October 20, 2016

    Huh tough one Chy but I think its egusi and pounded yam.

  4. ESTHER  October 20, 2016

    its jollof rice, coz does not require much ingredients, people for any class can afford it,without any due process nd it makes every bdy happy

  5. hafsat  October 20, 2016

    I think it is rice and stew

  6. Favy  October 22, 2016

    I agree wit dos that said jollof rice.I think is quiet popular to every tribe in nigeria

  7. joy okwechime  October 22, 2016

    Nigerian dish is rice,be it jollof rice,fried rice,white rice with sauce or stew,etc

  8. RUTH  October 23, 2016

    It is joll of rice and eba.Because it cut across all tribe.My opinion.

  9. RUTH  October 23, 2016

    It’s joll of rice and eba,because it cut across all tribe.My opinion.

  10. foluke adekunle  October 24, 2016

    It’s jollof rice oo because witout it occasion is not complete

  11. Oluwaseun  November 1, 2016

    ofcourse rice in any form, be it jollof, fried, coconut, concotion etc becos there is no home in Nigeria that don’t cook rice.

  12. dauda funmi  November 7, 2016

    jollof rice and eba with egusi soup

  13. Vicky  December 13, 2017

    Jollof rice is the most common in all parts of the country. I believe if there is any national dish, it is Jollof rice.

  14. Vicky  September 13, 2018

    I think GARRI is. There’s no Nigerian home without garri. Its also affordable for both the rich and the poor, making it more accessible to all.


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