Wednesday, 16 December 2015

How To Prepare Nigerian Jollof Rice, Step by Step Guide

Jollof Rice

Jollof rice is based on rice, tomatoes, and usually meat or fish and probably originated from rice dishes eaten by the wolof people of Senegal and gambia.

Jollof Rice Ingredients
6 cups of rice
500g meat
1 chicken
2 large ripe tomatoes
1 large onion
1 tin tomato paste
½ teaspoon Thyme
Spices such as curry, salt and pepper to taste

Materials Needed
2 Cooking pots
Frying Pan
Wooden Turner

Method of Preparation

Step 1:
Prepare the chicken, wash meat, chicken and pork.

Cut meat into moderate sizes and boil along with sliced onions, salt and seasonings

Then fry the meat and chicken in hot groundnut oil until brown

Step 2:

Slice onions, tomatoes and grind onions and pepper.

Then make a rich stew with tomatoes, onions, pepper and tomato paste seasoned with thyme and curry.

Add fried meat and chicken and little water, allow it to boil for 5 minutes

Remove some pieces of meat and chicken into sauce pan and cover (to be used to dress the cooked rice)

Step 3:

Parboil rice for about 20 minutes and then wash to remove surplus starch and drain the water

Put stew on fire and add enough water and add the rice in the pot of boiling stew.

Add salt and boil slowly. Boil briskly for about 5-10 minutes, reduce heat and stir occasionally

With heat reduced, wait till water level is way reduced in the pot of rice
Use wooden turner to continuously stir the rice to prevent it from sticking together and settling at bottom of pan

Note: this also prevents the rice from burning at the bottom of the pot
Add in a little water if rice is hard

Note: When the rice is well cooked it will be bright reddish and a bit soft
Serve rice on plate with meat and chicken

Note: You can use vegetables to dress the rice, you can also serve with green vegetables or boiled cabbage or eat alone.


  1. I'm salivating already Beeholar.I must say you are a great writer, the steps are so clear and even noted several important points there. Nice write up I will try cooking this at home

    1. Thanks for all the kind words Tola. Let us know when you cook it at home.

  2. Yeah try cooking it and feed us back here on your experience...thanks for the compliments!

  3. You always keep me coming back for more on your blog. This is awesome...I have a lot to practice here. Thanks!

    1. Thanks for always coming around Dapskull. Your comments are so encouraging.

  4. Waoh so nice. Thanks Beeholar!

  5. I must say my jollof rice will be made like this from now onwards so different and unique.Nice tips!

  6. So so nice and explanatory. I love your blog keep up the good work

    1. Thanks for always coming around.I appreciate!

  7. This is so nice I've learnt something a bit different from my way of cooking jollof rice. So nice

  8. This sure make sense. Thanks

  9. Beautiful and easy steps. Thanks!

  10. Your explanations and tips are so on point. I have learnt some tips on how to prepare jollof rice. nice

  11. Your tips are so mind blowing!