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Homemade Jollof Rice

Jollof rice is a one-pot rice dish popular in many West African countries aka as 'reddish one-pot dish'. Easy to make.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Nigerian
Keyword: Jollof, Jollof Rice, Nigerian
Servings: 4 people
Author: Christina Paul



  • 2 Onion ( Medium Size )
  • 6 Tomatoes ( Roma Tomatoes or of choice )
  • 5 Habanero Peppers
  • 1 Red Pepper
  • 5 Maggie Soup Cubes ( Small Cubes )
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 250 grams Parboiled Rice
  • 1 lbs Any choice of Meat ( Example: Chicken, Turkey, Goat )
  • 1 tbsp Jollof Seasoning ( Rice Seasoning )


  • Put onions, tomatoes, red pepper and habanero peppers in a blender and blend until pureed.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Add the puree in hot oil until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir occasionally, cook until raw taste of the tomatoes is gone.
  • Cook meat in a pressure cooker along with 1 tbsp of Jollof Seasoning and chopped onion.
  • Cook parboiled rice and puree together.
  • Serve hot and enjoy your Jollof Rice!


  • Jollof Seasoning can be purchased in your local specialty or ethnic grocery stores.
  • You can also buy the same from Amazon
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