Easy Nigerian

Jollof Rice

Authentic Recipe

The life of the party and ready in 30 minutes!


– Red bell peppers – Roma tomatoes – Habanero peppers – Vegetable oil – Tomato paste – Bouillon cubes – Basmati rice – Vegetable stock

Step 1

Blend tomatoes, red peppers, onion and habanero peppers in a blender until you get a smooth puree.

Step 2

Use a deep and wide pan with a tight-fitting lid. Add  ⅓ cup of vegetable oil. Add finely sliced onions and fry for 2 min.

Step 3

Then, add bay leaves and thyme and sauté for a minute. Now, add the tomato base, bouillon and tomato paste and fry the sauce.

Step 4

Add vegetable stock, cover, and bring to a boil. Add washed and drained rice, mix with the sauce, and lower heat to a low-medium.

Step 5

Cover with tight-fitting lid and cook covered for 12 min. Check  and cook for 2 to 4 minutes as needed. Take off heat, and stir crispy rice at the bottom!

Secret Shortcut

Make it in the Instant Pot instead! Same easy recipe, but way less hassle!

Packed with flavor, pairs with everything!