Oct 3, 2008

Jollof Rice

Tasty Nigerian Dinner. Our latest polls state that Jollof Rice is the most typical Naija Dinner..Some may agree or disagree.

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I couldn't resist listing the ingredients and and how to prepare Jollof Rice:


  • 1 pound parboiled rice
  • 1 can tomato puree-400 grams
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 6 small or 3 large red bell peppers, seeded and sliced
  • 1 bunch thyme, leaves picked
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 3 chicken cubes (recommended: Maggi or Goya)


Blend tomatoes, onions, red pepper, and garlic until smooth. Add maggi or goya cubes, thyme and white pepper.

Add olive oil to the blended paste, and set the mixture aside. Add 4 cups of water into a pot.

Wash the rice in hot water until the water is clear. Drain through a fine sieve.

Pour the rice and blended mixture into the pot of water and stir with wooden spoon. Set the stove to medium heat and place pot on stove, then let it cook for 45 minutes while stirring every 15 minutes.

There may be other ways to prepare jollof rice other than the above. If you know another quicker way, please feel free to send us your comments

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