Jollof Rice

Jollof Rice

Mar 12, 2024Abiglobal Foods
1.Prepare the Rice:
  • Rinse the rice under cold water until the water runs clear.
  • Parboil the rice by boiling it for about 5-7 minutes. Drain and set aside.
2. Prepare the Sauce:
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat.
  • Sauté the chopped onions until they become translucent.
  • Add minced garlic and grated ginger. Sauté for an additional minute until fragrant.
  • Pour in the blended tomatoes, red bell pepper, and Scotch bonnet peppers. Cook the tomato mixture until it thickens, stirring occasionally.
3. Season the Sauce:
  • Add thyme, curry powder, bay leaves, dried thyme, salt, and pepper to the tomato mixture. Stir well to combine.
  • Allow the sauce to cook and reduce until the oil starts to separate from the tomato mixture. This may take about 15-20 minutes.
4. Cook the Rice:
  • Add the parboiled rice to the pot, stirring it into the tomato mixture until the rice is well-coated.
  • Pour in the chicken or vegetable broth. Adjust the salt and pepper to taste.
  • Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot with a tight-fitting lid, and let the rice simmer until it's cooked through. This may take about 20-30 minutes.
5. Optional Additions:
  • If desired, you can add cooked vegetables, meat, or seafood during the last 10-15 minutes of cooking.
6. Serve:
  • Once the rice is cooked and the liquid has been absorbed, fluff the rice with a fork.
  • Remove the bay leaves before serving.

Jollof Rice is often served with grilled or fried chicken, beef, or fish. Enjoy your delicious Nigerian Jollof Rice!

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