Rice is a staple food in many countries and can be cooked in several different ways. There’s white, brown, red, and black rice, which can be either long, medium, or short grain.
I like to say that Jollof Rice is similar to Spanish or Mexican rice, but without the vegetables.
- 2 cups of rice
- recommend converted long grain rice
- 2 cups of water
- 1 medium size red bell pepper
- 4 – 6 medium sized fresh tomatoes
- 1 tomato paste
- 1 large yellow onion
- (can also substitute with red or white onions)
- (recommend Corn, Vegetable, Canola)
- Seasonings (Salt, curry, thyme, white pepper –
- can also add paprika, italian seasoning)
- Blend the red bell pepper, fresh tomatoes, onions, habanero together
- Pour blended content in a pot
- Add 1/2 cup of oil
- Add the seasonings
- Add 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
- Slice or dice half the onions and add to sauce
- Rinse and add the rice
- Add water; 1:1 (1 cup of water to 1 cup of rice)
- Cook over low heat till rice is softened
- Stir repeatedly
Jollof Rice can be eaten by itself, or paired with some greens, salad, beans, or dodo (fried plantain and meat, chicken, or fish.