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How to Nigerian Jollof Rice

Jollof rice:



500 g white long grain rice

4 Roma tomatoes

4 Red bell peppers

2 white medium-sized onions

1 Habanero pepper

1 tablespoon of Jollof rice spice

½ teaspoon of thyme

3 bay leaves

2 knorr stock cubes

Salt to taste



  1. Chop 1 onion
  2. Blend bell peppers, habanero peppers, tomatoes and 1 onion
  3. Parboil the white rice for about 14 minutes and drain
  4. Heat ¼ cup of peanut or vegetable oil
  5. Add chopped onions and thyme. Stir for 2 minutes
  6. Add blended tomato mix and bay leaves. Cook for 15 minutes on low to medium heat.
  7. Add jollof spice mix and stock cubes. Let simmer for about 5 minutes
  8. Add parboiled rice into the tomato mix. Add 150 ml of water and 150 ml of chicken stock. Cook on low heat for 15 – 20 minutes or until rice is cooked.
  9. Serve and enjoy.



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