Nigerian Jollof Rice | TATW

I couldn't do a food series without including Jollof Rice which is a famous West African dish! It includes a number of spicy flavors all packed into a rice dish and is soo good! Here's the recipe I like to use to prepare it.

Ingredients

  • 1-2 Chicken breasts (can also use beef)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp anise
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 onion
  • Seasoning pork or ham (I use 2 strips of bacon)
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubs
  • 1/4 tsp dried red pepper
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 1 1/4 cup rice
  • optional: 2 cups of vegetables

 

  1. Chop chicken, season with salt, pepper, ginger and anise.
  2. In large frying pan, heat oil and add meat and cook until tender.
  3. Add chopped onion and bacon to oil in a small frying pan and saute' for about 5 min.
  4. Add water, tomato past, bouillon cubs, red pepper, and thyme to large pot. Stir well and simmer over low heat for about 10min.
  5. Add cooked rice to frying pan with onions and bacon and mix.
  6. Add chicken, rice mixture to large pot. Stir well, cover and cook over low heat for 35-40min.
  7. Serve and enjoy:)

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~vanessa.michele