On the occasion of this years #worldjollofriceday, I want to share with you Cameroonian Jollof rice recipe. Guys this Jollof rice is easy-to-cook and taste absolutely Zeelicious. A must-make and a great weekend meal that you and your loved ones will enjoy.
Jollof rice is a favorite in many parts of Africa. From Nigeria, Senegal to Liberia this one-pot rice and tomato stew can be made in the twinkle of an eye with ingredients that are easy to source.
As we all know, every African nation has their way of cooking and enjoying jollof rice and I’m not about to intensify the ongoing Jollof wars on social media. All I will say is my jollof rice recipe is simple, the ingredients are easy to find and the taste will definitely blow your mind.
How I cook my jollof rice
I choose to cook this jollof rice without meat for a vegetarian option but grilled chicken thighs separately for those of us on a low-carb diet. I also added some green beans and carrots to get more nutrients in with a pop of color. Yum stuff! You are free however to cook your jollof rice to your taste using meat or fish if you desire.
If you give this recipe a try, be sure to Instagram, Facebook or Twit me a photo because as always I love seeing your creations. Keep in mind, I’ve got more SUPA recipes on my YouTube channel. You can try my EPIC plantain muffin cups or make this extremely delicious garri-granola aka garrinola recipe.
Other rice recipes you could enjoy are this healthy Nigerian fried rice or my classic Cameroonian beef jellof rice. Here is a weight loss meal plan you can follow if you are trying to lose some weight. And don’t forget to hit the subscribe button if you haven’t done so already so you never miss a video recipe.
- 2 cups or 500g Basmati rice, uncooked
- 1 medum or large onion
- 4 fresh tomatoes, coarsely blended or cubed
- 2 tbsp. tomato paste, heaped
- A handful of green beans
- 2 large carrots, cut into any shape of choice
- 5 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1 tsp. thyme, dried or fresh
- 1 tsp. white pepper
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- Salt to taste
- Seasoning to taste
- Scotch bonnet pepper (optional)
- Heat oil and sauté garlic for 30 seconds. Then add onions and sauté till onions are translucent. Add thyme and white pepper. If you are using Scotch bonnet pepper and any other spice for example ginger or ehuru, add it now and stir for a minute.
- Add, tomato paste and stir-fry for about 3 minutes, then add fresh tomatoes and stir-fry for 10 minutes on low heat or until tomatoes loses is sweet taste. Then you know your tomato is ready and you can proceed with the other ingredients.
- Add salt and seasoning cubes or powder. Add previously washed rice and add boiling water to the rice just enough to cover the rice. Cover the pot and cook until water is almost dry.
- Now add your green beans and carrots, cover the pot with aluminum foil. This will cook the rice to perfection without any added water and also yield grainy, not sticky or mushy Jollof rice.
- Enjoy with grilled chicken, fish or meat of choice.
- 1. You can also parboil your rice to cut cooking time by half. Any way will be to sauté all the ingredients, add the rice and complete cooking in the oven. That will work just fine too. Just make sure to use the appropriate oven temperature so that your rice does not burn.
- 2. If you want to incorporate beef in your Jollof rice, first boil the beef with part of the ingredients you will use to cook the rice making sure to leave enough stock which you will use to cook the rice. Once your beef is about 80% cooked, turn off the heat and then add about a tablespoon of oil and brown it in the oven before adding it to your rice.
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