Nigerian Jollof Rice

AuthorSamis OnlineCategory, DifficultyIntermediate

This traditional Nigerian dish brings out the best possible flavor of rice and chicken. Chicken is first sauteed on the stove top to produce a wonderful aromatic base for the rice. For an extra special and authentic touch, serve jollof rice with fried plantains.

Yields8 Servings
Prep Time25 minsCook Time1 hr 5 minsTotal Time1 hr 30 mins
 3 tbsp 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
 ½ qt 1/2 large onion, diced
 1 oz 1 (14 ounce) can tomato sauce
 1 tsp 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
 ½ tsp 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste
 3 cups 3 cups parboiled rice (Pride of Africa Rice)
1

Heat 3 tablespoons vegetable oil in a large pot over medium-low heat and cook 1/2 onion until soft and translucent but not browned, about 5 minutes. Add tomato sauce; cook and stir until slightly thickened and infused into the oil, 5 to 7 minutes.

2

Stir reserved chicken broth, coconut milk, 1 teaspoon herbes de Provence, salt, and pepper into the pot. Bring to a simmer; add rice. Cook, stirring often, until rice is almost tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Add frozen vegetables and continue cooking until rice is tender and creamy, about 5 minutes.

3

Heat 1/2 cup of canola oil in a nonstick pan over medium heat. Add plantains and fry on both sides until golden and crispy, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels. Garnish jollof rice with friend plantains and serve with chicken.

Ingredients

 3 tbsp 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
 ½ qt 1/2 large onion, diced
 1 oz 1 (14 ounce) can tomato sauce
 1 tsp 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
 ½ tsp 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste
 3 cups 3 cups parboiled rice (Pride of Africa Rice)

Directions

1

Heat 3 tablespoons vegetable oil in a large pot over medium-low heat and cook 1/2 onion until soft and translucent but not browned, about 5 minutes. Add tomato sauce; cook and stir until slightly thickened and infused into the oil, 5 to 7 minutes.

2

Stir reserved chicken broth, coconut milk, 1 teaspoon herbes de Provence, salt, and pepper into the pot. Bring to a simmer; add rice. Cook, stirring often, until rice is almost tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Add frozen vegetables and continue cooking until rice is tender and creamy, about 5 minutes.

3

Heat 1/2 cup of canola oil in a nonstick pan over medium heat. Add plantains and fry on both sides until golden and crispy, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels. Garnish jollof rice with friend plantains and serve with chicken.

Nigerian Jollof Rice

7 thoughts on “Nigerian Jollof Rice

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    Fast delivery. Good quality except the pepper soup meat mix was not cleaned properly.

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      Thanks for your order with us Lola. The meats come frozen, we cut and pack them as frozen. Cleaning can only take place when its defrosted before you cook. Please do not forget that some of the meats are offals (internal parts of cow) and will not be immaculately cleaned by the producer. Hope this explanation helps

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