Jollof Rice

Jollof Rice
Jollof Rice is a traditional dish from West Africa. This rice and tomato based dish is perfect for everyday cooking as it's so easy to make. Add some coleslaw and fried plantain to make it the perfect main dish.
Icon_cookingtime_grey Created with Sketch. 1 hour
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Icon_cloche_grey Created with Sketch. Serves 4
Jollof Rice


  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 1 capsicum pepper
  • 1 onion (1/2 chopped aside)
  • 1 can Cirio passata tomatoes (550ml tomatoes)
  • 100ml tomato puree
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon thyme
  • salt (to taste)
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • bayleaf (handful)
  • 1⁄2 tsp ginger
  • 1⁄2 tsp white pepper
  • 120ml vegetable oil

How to make

  1. Soak rice in hot water for about 12 minutes. Wash with cold water to get rid of extra starch.
  2. Blend half onion, pepper and tomatoes together and set aside in a strainer to drain excess water.
  3. Add vegetable oil into a pot, pour chopped onions and fry until the onions are translucent.
  4. Add pepper, onion and tomato blend. Cover pot and fry until the oil rises above the sauce.
  5. Once the oil has risen to the top add tomato puree and seasoning.
  6. Dissolve stock in two cups of water and add to sauce.
  7. Add rice, cover with foil and steam cook for about 30 mins on low heat.
  8. Serve with plantain and coleslaw for a tasty vegan meal.

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