Iresi is the Nigerian term for "rice". Rice is cooked in several ways in Nigeria. (1) Wwhite is rice cooked or steamed in water, then usually covered with soup which is eaten with beans, plantains, me or fish; (2) Jollof rice: rice cooked with ground tomatoes, peppers, sometimes meat and vegetables , other spices, and comes out reddish in color which is eaten with beans, plantain meat or fish; and (3) Fried ricwhich are cooked in oils, vegetables, meats, and spices which is eaten with plantain, beans, meat or fish.