Nigerian Jollof rice is one of the most popular rice recipes, it is very delicious, easy to prepare and can never go wrong. You must always find jollof rice in a Naija party; be it wedding, birthday of get together; most people like their jollof rice smoky and a little burnt underneath which is referred to as “party jollof rice”, bay leaves are used in cooking this to give it more flavour. It is often times compared with Ghana Jollof rice, but you all know that Ghana jollof rice can’t stand naija jollof rice, lol; Let me run away before My Ghanaian brothers start attacking me now o! Jollof rice is very delicious when paired with salad, so I’m being generous today by giving you guys two recipes in one post, tell me, I’m I not generous? LOL.

Oya, lets prepare these yummy goodness

 

Ingredients

For the Rice

  • 4 cups of Rice
  • 1 cooking spoon of Tomato paste
  • 2 cups Beef or chicken stock
  • 1 Large Onion
  • 10 Large Tomatoes
  • 5 Large red bell Peppers
  • 6 Scotch Bonnets
  • Knorr cubes
  • 1 tablespoon chicken seasoning
  • 1 cooking spoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup mixed vegetables (carrots, peas and sweet corn)
  • 1 tablespoon curry and thyme each
  • 1 tablespoon onga stew
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 bay leaves

For the salad (serves 2)

  • 1/2 of a small cabbage (thinly sliced)
  • 2 medium carrots (thinly grated)
  • 1 hard boil egg (cut into desired shape)
  • 1 medium sized tomatoes (sliced)
  •  Salad dressing of choice(I used salad cream)
  • 1/2 green bell pepper (sliced)
  • 2 tablespoons sweet corn

Preparation:

For the Rice

Wash all the vegetables (carrots, peas and sweet corn) blend the fresh tomato, peppers and onions together. I used store bought vegetable mix but you can use fresh ones if you like.

  • Add some salt to the rice in a bowl and add hot water, stir and cover up  for 7 minutes to remove excess starch (I prefer this method to parboiling)
  • Heat up vegetable oil, add in blended tomatoes and pepper mix, tomato paste, stir and fry for 10 minutes
  • Add the bay leaves, chicken stock stock, curry, thyme, chicken seasoning, salt, onga stew, seasoning cubes, 2 cups of water then bring to a boil
  • Wash the rice with cold water and add it in

  • Allow to cook on medium – high heat [when the water dries, add some more water if the rice is not fully cooked]

  • Add the carrot, peas and sweet corn when the water is remaining little, cover and allow to simmer on low heat for 5 minutes to soften the vegetables a little but not too soft

  • Turn off the heat and stir

Our delicious Jollof rice is ready.

For the salad

  • In a mixing bowl, add cabbage, carrots,tomatoes, green bell peppers, sweet corn, salad cream then mix together until everything is well combined

  • Now add in egg slices then mix again

Our salad is now ready

super easy right? I had it with my jollof rice and it was so yummy, you can keep the vegetables in the fridge then mix with salad dressing when yore ready to eat so it doesn’t become watery. Nigerian jollof rice and salad are super easy to make; give it a try. How do you like your Jollof rice; what do you pair it with, is it with chicken, beef, miomoi. How do you also like your salad? Let me know by commenting below, I’d love to hear from you, see You soon guys…

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