Sometimes, I think of semo as that high-maintenance babe that is really not all that because why do the lumps in semo always actively try to disgrace you at the worst times? 

turning semo from ceramic bowl, into a boiling pot of water on a gas stove with a hand holding a broom as spatula, turning the semo in turned into the pot

Like, why are you giving your haters more ammunition to slander you? 

Anyway, this guide will help you finally conquer the evil spirit behind lumpy semo and make your Nigerian mother proud.

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What you’ll need for two servings:

  • Semo
  • 1 cup of water
  • ½ teaspoon of vegetable oil
  • A pinch of salt

How to prepare:

  • Boil some water, and then add a pinch of salt and a tiny drop of vegetable oil to it. I’m not sure what this does, but this is how I was taught, so stay with me.
  • Next, slowly add the semolina or semovita — whichever you prefer. Apparently, semolina is the OG in this story — while stirring simultaneously until the mixture thickens and becomes consistent. This is where your village people will start their agenda but ensure they don’t succeed. 
  • Next, use the turning stick to make small air pockets in the pot, add a little water, and then let it cook on low heat for about two minutes. This will help ensure the semo is evenly cooked.
  • Now proceed to beat stir any surviving lumps out of the semo, and dish it out with any soup of choice.

Or you can just throw the semo, pot and turning stick in the trash where they belong.

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