To celebrate Black History Month 2022, we are taking you on a foodie adventure to discover some of our favourite African and Caribbean dishes! We’re kicking off with Nigerian Jollof Rice, as first introduced to us by Peter and his family!
Jollof Rice is one of West Africa’s most famous dishes, where the rice is boiled up in a flavourful tomato and pepper broth. Filled with veggies and flavour, you could enjoy your Jollof Rice as your main meal – or serve it on the side with chicken and greens.
· 5 medium sized roma (plum) tomatoes, you can also use different type of tomatoes
· 1 red bell pepper
· 2 scotch bonnet peppers (we used sweet pointed peppers)
· 1 medium sized onion
· ¼ cup of sesame oil (can use groundnut oil)
· 5 tbsp of tomato puree
· 300g of parboiled rice (we used long grain rice)
· 2 ½ cups of chicken stock (also can use vegetable stock)
· 300g tenderstem broccoli
· 200g fine beans
2. Blend chopped tomatoes and peppers until smooth
3. Chop the onion and heat up the oil in a medium sized pot
4. Fry the onion until it turns golden brown, then add tomato paste and fry together for 5 min
5. Next add blended tomato-pepper mixture and keep it on medium heat for 30 minutes stirring to make sure it does not burn
6. Add chicken stock and all the seasoning and keep it on low hear stirring for another 10-15min
7. Once the tomato-pepper stew is seasoned, add the rice and mix it well, add water if needed
8. Cook it all together on low to medium heat adding water when needed for 20-30 minutes
9. Once the rice is ready and it has absorbed all the liquid, cover it and let it rest for 10 minutes
10. Your Jollof Rice is ready to eat! Serve it with steamed broccoli and fine beans
You can also serve your Jollof Rice with chicken leg. You can add your favorite chicken seasoning and bake your chicken in the over at 200° for 25-30 minutes.