Series: Palm Oil Recipes to Try at Home: March

Published on: March 17, 2023

Palm oil is one of the most widely used cooking oils in the world, and for good reason. It is versatile, flavorful, and packed with nutrients that are essential for a healthy diet. However, there has been a lot of controversy around the use of palm oil due to the negative impact it has on the environment. That’s why it is important to choose sustainable palm oil that has been produced responsibly. 

In this series, we will be sharing some delicious palm oil recipes that you can try at home, using sustainable palm oil. This month, we’re featuring a classic Nigerian dish called Efo Riro, which is a stew made with amaranth greens and red palm oil. 

Red palm oil is a rich, flavorful oil that is made from the fruit of the oil palm tree. It is high in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, making it a healthy choice for cooking. However, it is important to choose sustainable red palm oil that has been produced responsibly to avoid contributing to deforestation and other negative environmental impacts. 

Efo Riro is a delicious and nutritious dish that is easy to make at home. Here’s how to make it: 


  • 2 cups chopped amaranth greens 
  • 1 onion, chopped 
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced 
  • 2 red bell peppers, chopped 
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped 
  • 1/4 cup red palm oil 
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika 
  • 1 tablespoon ground crayfish (optional) 
  • Salt and pepper, to taste 


In a large pot, heat the red palm oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. 

Add the chopped red bell peppers and tomatoes to the pot and cook for another 5 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft and fragrant. 

Add the smoked paprika and ground crayfish (if using) to the pot and stir to combine. 

Add the chopped amaranth greens to the pot and stir well to combine. Cook for another 5 minutes, or until the greens are wilted and tender. 

Season the stew with salt and pepper to taste, and serve hot with your favorite side dish. 

This dish is packed with flavor and nutrients, and it’s a great way to incorporate more greens into your diet. It’s also a great example of how you can use sustainable red palm oil in your cooking. 

If you’re looking for more palm oil recipes to try at home, check out this recipe for West African Peanut Stew with Chicken and this recipe for Malaysian Curry Laksa. Both of these dishes use sustainable palm oil and are sure to become new favorites in your household.  

In conclusion, choosing sustainable palm oil is essential for protecting the environment and promoting responsible agriculture. Palm done right is an initiative that promotes the use of sustainable palm oil that is produced without contributing to deforestation, habitat destruction, or human rights violations. 

By using palm oil that is produced sustainably, we can enjoy the many benefits of this versatile cooking oil while also doing our part to protect the planet. Whether you’re cooking up a delicious Nigerian stew or a spicy Malaysian curry, using sustainable palm oil is a great way to support responsible agriculture and protect the environment. 

So the next time you’re in the kitchen, be sure to choose palm done right and look for products that carry the sustainable palm oil certification. With a little bit of care and attention, we can all enjoy the many benefits of palm oil while protecting the environment for future generations. 


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  • Our market, due to palm oil’s versatility and functionality as an ingredient, lifting product quality and performance.

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