Nigerian Jollof Rice

AuthorSamisonlineCategory, DifficultyIntermediate

This traditional Nigerian dish brings out the best possible flavor of rice and chicken. Chicken is first sauteed on the stove top to produce a wonderful aromatic base for the rice. For an extra special and authentic touch, serve jollof rice with fried plantains.

Yields8 Servings
Prep Time25 minsCook Time1 hr 5 minsTotal Time1 hr 30 mins
 3 tbsp 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
 ½ qt 1/2 large onion, diced
 1 oz 1 (14 ounce) can tomato sauce
 1 tsp 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
 ½ tsp 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste
 3 cups 3 cups parboiled rice (Pride of Africa Rice)
1

Heat 3 tablespoons vegetable oil in a large pot over medium-low heat and cook 1/2 onion until soft and translucent but not browned, about 5 minutes. Add tomato sauce; cook and stir until slightly thickened and infused into the oil, 5 to 7 minutes.

2

Stir reserved chicken broth, coconut milk, 1 teaspoon herbes de Provence, salt, and pepper into the pot. Bring to a simmer; add rice. Cook, stirring often, until rice is almost tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Add frozen vegetables and continue cooking until rice is tender and creamy, about 5 minutes.

3

Heat 1/2 cup of canola oil in a nonstick pan over medium heat. Add plantains and fry on both sides until golden and crispy, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels. Garnish jollof rice with friend plantains and serve with chicken.

Ingredients

 3 tbsp 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
 ½ qt 1/2 large onion, diced
 1 oz 1 (14 ounce) can tomato sauce
 1 tsp 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
 ½ tsp 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste
 3 cups 3 cups parboiled rice (Pride of Africa Rice)

Directions

1

Heat 3 tablespoons vegetable oil in a large pot over medium-low heat and cook 1/2 onion until soft and translucent but not browned, about 5 minutes. Add tomato sauce; cook and stir until slightly thickened and infused into the oil, 5 to 7 minutes.

2

Stir reserved chicken broth, coconut milk, 1 teaspoon herbes de Provence, salt, and pepper into the pot. Bring to a simmer; add rice. Cook, stirring often, until rice is almost tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Add frozen vegetables and continue cooking until rice is tender and creamy, about 5 minutes.

3

Heat 1/2 cup of canola oil in a nonstick pan over medium heat. Add plantains and fry on both sides until golden and crispy, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels. Garnish jollof rice with friend plantains and serve with chicken.

Nigerian Jollof Rice

3 thoughts on “Nigerian Jollof Rice

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