Nigerian Jollof Rice
Servings Prep Time
16servings 10minutes
Cook Time
40minutes
Servings Prep Time
16servings 10minutes
Cook Time
40minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Add tomatoes, onion, red bell pepper, and habanero peppers to a blender with 1/2 cup of water then blend until completely liquified and uniform (about 2 minutes).
  2. Meanwhile, rinse the rice in plenty of warm water then drain.
  3. Add rice to a pot then pour in tomato mixture, tomato paste, spices and stock. Cook over medium flame for about 40 minutes or until rice is cooked through and all liquid has dissipated, stir (to help prevent sticking and burning) and taste-test the liquid and rice periodically.
  4. It may be necessary to add more liquid along the way to prevent the rice at the bottom from burning. The bottom layer of a pot of jollof rice often burns and some believe that the rice tastes best when this happens. As you stir the rice and expose any burnt portions, you can simply discard them.
Recipe Notes
  1. Spice measurements are to taste, which is why tasting as you go is so important.
  2. Jollof rice burns quickly so it is best to use a non-stick pot and cook over medium heat.
  3. As the rice cooks and liquid dissipates, you may find it necessary to add additional ingredients according to your preference:
    1. more oil for moisture
    2. more stock or bouillon for flavor
    3. more tomato paste or sauce for color