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Jollof Rice-West African Cuisine

Jollof rice is one of the most common foods in West Africa. For the western world, however, this can be compared to "Spanish rice", which involves cooking white rice and adding it to an aromatic broth to make a delicious dish. 

There are many different ways to make this dish, but this is the recipe I learned so far from my mom and my favorite. It will definitely be a great addition to your dinner menu. To get more details about jollof rice ingredients you may browse this site.

Jollof Rice-West African Cuisine

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Prep time: 1 hour 30 minutes


  • 4 cups long-grain rice

  • 2 cans of medium tomato sauce or tomato paste

  • half a kilo of mix (chicken) 

  • beef

  • 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables

  • 1 size garlic medium (minced)

  • 2 small yellow bell peppers (chopped)

  • cooking oil, salt, spice mix (basil, thyme, curry)

  • diced beef (Knorr / Maggi is the more common variety) 

  • spices (usually Creole / Greek) according to taste

Preparation: Cook rice for 10-15 minutes, drain excess liquid and set aside. Pour two tablespoons of oil in a saucepan or skillet, add beef and sauté for at least five minutes or until meat is brown or golden (this should be done over high heat). 

In the tomato sauce / paste, add two cups of warm water, mixed vegetables, chopped onions, paprika and spices. Stir gently and let it simmer for a few minutes until the sauce comes to a boil. 

The final step is to add the rice to the sauce and mix well. Lower the heat and simmer until the rice has absorbed all of the sauce. Garnish with parsley, lettuce or poached egg and serve hot with fried chicken, fish or beef.