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Fiesta Jollof: A Spicy Melody of West African Delights

Jollof Rice

About the Dish:

Jollof rice is a popular West African dish that is both flavorful and satisfying. It is commonly made with rice, tomatoes, onions, and a variety of spices. The dish has a rich and aromatic taste that is sure to please your taste buds. Jollof rice is typically served as a main course and can be enjoyed on its own or paired with a protein such as chicken or fish. It is a versatile dish that can be easily customized to suit your preferences. Whether you prefer it spicy or mild, jollof rice is a delicious and comforting meal that is perfect for any occasion.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 400mg
Total Carbohydrates 50g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 4g
Protein 8g


Ingredient Quantity
Rice 2 cups
Tomatoes 4
Onion 1
Vegetable Oil 2 tablespoons
Garlic 4 cloves
Ginger 1 inch
Scotch Bonnet Pepper 1
Chicken Stock 2 cups
Salt to taste
Black Pepper to taste
Paprika 1 teaspoon

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: Rinse the rice thoroughly and set aside.
  • Step 2: In a blender, blend the tomatoes, onion, garlic, ginger, and scotch bonnet pepper until smooth.
  • Step 3: Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the blended tomato mixture and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Step 4: Add the chicken stock, salt, black pepper, and paprika to the pot. Stir well to combine.
  • Step 5: Add the rice to the pot and stir to coat it with the tomato mixture. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and let it simmer for about 20-25 minutes or until the rice is cooked and tender.
  • Step 6: Fluff the rice with a fork and serve hot.

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