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Jollof rice

Jollof Rice Recipe

Chy Anegbu
Jollof rice double as the most popular Nigeria food and also as Nigeria's national food. Almost every Nigerian will readily accept a plate of jollof rice since most of the ethnic groups in Nigeria consider rice as a major staple food.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Nigerian Cuisine
Servings 8 People
Calories 539 kcal


  • Cooker
  • Pots
  • Blender


  • 4 cups of rice
  • 1 kg beef
  • 1000 ml of Ground Fresh tomatoes your blender is calibrated, 1000ml = 1 liter
  • 50 ml Ground Fresh peppers
  • Spices Curry, Thyme, Delice, Nutmeg, Chicken spice
  • 3 Seasoning cubes
  • 2 cups of sliced onions
  • 300 ml Vegetable oil
  • Salt to taste.
  • 2 Cloves of garlic and
  • 2 Fingers of ginger


  • Start by precooking your meat with the listed spices (a teaspoon each of thyme, curry, and salt; two seasoning cubes and sliced onion) Allow the meat to cook till tender.
  • Peel of the outer back of the ginger/garlic, pound or grind.
  • Parboil 4 cups of rice, wash and set aside in a plastic bowl.
  • Once the meat is tender, seperate from the stock and deep fry.
  • Fry the ground tomatoes until it is turning day (about 20-25 minutes) stir continously to avoid burning it.
  • When the tomato is well fried, remove half then add the beef stock to the remaining half in the cooking pot.
  • Add the blended ginger/garlic, a teaspoon each of curry and thyme, two teaspoons of salt
  • Add 3 cups of water also, taste, add salt to taste.
  • Add one seasoning cube. Stir and taste, you want it overly spiced. The rice will take some of it away.
  • Allow to boil before adding the parboiled rice.
  • Add the remaining half of tomato that you removed initially.
  • Then just cook till the rice is soft.
  • Turn evenly and serve with the fried beef.
  • NOTE: If you don't want your jollof rice to start burning before it is well cooked, you need to remove some of the fried tomatoes before adding the rice. Then add it later.


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