African Jollof Rice

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African Jollof Rice

  • Serves
    3-5 people
Author Notes

Jollof Rice is one of the most popular recipes in Nigerian homes. It originated from Senegal and has become a widespread recipe across West Africa. —Afrolems


  • 2 cups

    Parboiled Rice

  • 7 pieces

    Roma Tomato

  • 3 cups


  • 1 piece


  • 3 pieces

    Bouillon cubes

  • 1 pinch


  • 2 teaspoons


  • 1 piece

    Small Onion

  • 2 pieces

    Bay Leaves

  • 3 pieces

    Scotch Bonnet Peppers

  • 1 teaspoon

    Chilli Powder

  • 1 teaspoon

    Curry Powder

  • 1

    can Tomato Paste

  • 2

    Cooking Spoons Vegetable Oil

  1. Wash rice by rubbing the rice between your palms in a bowl of water and draining the water till clear.
  2. Blend tomatoes, pepper and garlic and bring to boil till the excess water dries up.

  3. Chop Onions
  4. Heat up vegetable oil and pour in chopped onions and fry. Pour in the can of tomato puree and fry.
  5. Pour in blended tomato and pepper mix into the pot and stir in. Pour in salt, dry pepper, curry, thyme, bay leaves and bouillon cubes.
  6. Allow it to simmer on low heat for 3 minutes.
  7. Reduce the heat to the lowest level and pour in the washed rice. Pour in the water and stir and leave on low heat for 20 minutes or till the rice is soft.
  8. Tip: To get the party rice flavor, increase the heat on the rice and burn the bottom of the pot with the pot covered and stir the rice after 3 minutes of burning.
  9. Stir the rice and serve with any protein of your choice.

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