Easy Jollof Rice Recipes

Easy Jollof Rice Recipes

The ingredients for making Easy Jollof Rice Recipes

  1. 2 medium tomatoes, roughly chopped (about 5 ounces each)
  2. 1/2 medium Scotch bonnet pepper (or make use of a habanero pepper), stem removed
  3. 0.5 medium onion, roughly chopped
  4. 3 small red bell peppers, roughly chopped (about 5 ounces each)
  5. 1/2 cup veggie oil
  6. 1/2 teaspoons salt
  7. 1 teaspoon curry natural powder
  8. 1/2 teaspoons hot floor chile pepper, such as African dried out chile or cayenne
  9. 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  10. 1 tablespoon plus 1 heaping teaspoon onion powder
  11. 2 bay results in
  12. 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  13. 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  14. 2 1/2 cups medium-grain rice

Step-step making Jollof Rice

  1. In a blender, combine tomatoes, scotch bonnet pepper and onions; purée. Pour out half the purée into a bowl; set aside. Add the bell peppers to the purée remaining in the blender and pulse until smooth. Add to the mixture that was set aside and stir to combine.

  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add blended vegetables along with the salt, curry powder, ground chile pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, bay leaves, ginger and thyme. Bring mixture to a boil.

  3. Stir in the rice until well mixed, then reduce the heat to low.

  4. Cover pot and let cook until rice is al dente, about 45 minutes. Check after 30 minutes; if rice is sauce-logged, remove the lid to cook off the excess sauce. If rice seems dry, stir in 1 to 2 cups water. Allow the rice at the bottom of the pot to char a bit to infuse it with a smoky flavor.