Nigerian Jollof Rice

by augustine

Jollof rice is a very popular dish in Nigeria and has stirred a lot of arguments between Ghana and Nigeria on whose is the best, I haven’t had Ghanian jollof so u can guess what my answer is lol. There are several ways you can make jollof rice and it comes outs delicious. Party jollof rice is my favourite because of the firewood tatse and flavour. For me the key to a perfect jollof rice is not parboiling it and using bay leaves. I will give one method today and subsequently upload other methods.

Nigerian Jollof Rice

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Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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  • Meat (or chicken but I will be using beef for this recipe0
  • Onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Tatase
  • Pepper
  • Thyme
  • Curry
  • Garlic
  • Bay leaves
  • Knor cubes
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt
  • Rice


Wash and boil meat with thyme, knor cubes, salt, garlic and onions.

Separate stock from meat and fry meat.

Blend onions, tatase, pepper and tomatoes to a fine paste

Fry oil and onion with a drop of salt, then add blended paste and fry till all the water in it is gone

Add stock and leave to boil

Wash rice thoroughly to remove starch

Add washed rice to the mixture and leave to cook

Once water is almost finished in the rice, use a foil to wrap and cover pot tightly and leave on the lowest heat for 20 mins to get soft

Serve when ready with beef, salad etc


Important things to note is you can use every type of rice if you can measure the quantity of water or stock used in making it. Rice just requires steam to cook it so its normally cooked on low heat or else it burns and its still raw

Kitchen items needed:

  • Pot
  • Blender

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