Yummy Nigerian Jollof Rice

Nigerian Jollof Rice
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Nigerian Jollof Rice
Yields6 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time40 mins

Spiced and cooked in flavorful tomato and pepper purée, Nigerian jollof rice is a well-loved, classic West African versatile side dish that the whole family loves. Jollof goes perfectly with Nigerian suya kebabs, but it would complement any meat or fish, stewed or grilled. It's savory and so satisfying.

Equipment
 Food processor or a blender
Ingredients
 2 medium tomatoes roughly chopped
 1 medium red bell pepper diced
 1 onion roughly chopped
 ¼ cup oil
 1 tbsp cayennemore if you like it hotter
 2 bay leaves
 2 garlic cloves minced
 2 cups rice
 1 tbsp tomato paste
 2 cups water
 1 tsp salt
1

Whip up a tantalizing tomato mixture by pulverizing tomatoes, onions, and pepper in your food processor.

2

Get your flavor party started! Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat, then add spices and garlic for some aromatics. Saute until fragrant – about 30 seconds should do the trick. Now stir in rice plus puréed veggies, tomato paste, water and salt to up the ante. Finally bring everything to a boil for that perfect finishing touch!

3

Enhance the flavor of your rice with a simple cooking technique! Reduce heat to low, cover pot and allow the grains to cook until they've reached al dente perfection in roughly 20-30 minutes -- just be careful not to overcook. If you find that things are getting dry, add ¼ cup water for extra steaming power.

4

Finish off your rice with a flavorful herb topping - garnish it with cilantro or parsley before plating.

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Ingredients

Equipment
 Food processor or a blender
Ingredients
 2 medium tomatoes roughly chopped
 1 medium red bell pepper diced
 1 onion roughly chopped
 ¼ cup oil
 1 tbsp cayennemore if you like it hotter
 2 bay leaves
 2 garlic cloves minced
 2 cups rice
 1 tbsp tomato paste
 2 cups water
 1 tsp salt

Directions

1

Whip up a tantalizing tomato mixture by pulverizing tomatoes, onions, and pepper in your food processor.

2

Get your flavor party started! Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat, then add spices and garlic for some aromatics. Saute until fragrant – about 30 seconds should do the trick. Now stir in rice plus puréed veggies, tomato paste, water and salt to up the ante. Finally bring everything to a boil for that perfect finishing touch!

3

Enhance the flavor of your rice with a simple cooking technique! Reduce heat to low, cover pot and allow the grains to cook until they've reached al dente perfection in roughly 20-30 minutes -- just be careful not to overcook. If you find that things are getting dry, add ¼ cup water for extra steaming power.

4

Finish off your rice with a flavorful herb topping - garnish it with cilantro or parsley before plating.

Yummy Nigerian Jollof Rice

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