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herbed rice jollof

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Esther Gyan
chandler, AZ

Hi Everyone, This savory dish comes from West Africa, there are many variations of this recipe, however this particuler one i have posted is a modified verson tweaked by me to add more flavor. You will absolutely love this. Mesmerise your guests. Enjoy

★★★★★ 2
serves 6-8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr 10 Min

Ingredients For herbed rice jollof

  • 41/2 c
    tomato pulp (crushed tomato)
  • 2 c
    sliced yellow onions
  • 1 c
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 2
    chicken bouillon cubes
  • 4 c
    yasmin rice
  • 1 sprig
    fresh rosemary
  • 2 sm
    fresh bay leaves
  • 2 sm
    fresh basil
  • 1 c
    chicken stock
  • 1/2 tsp
    curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 c
    tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 Tbsp
    salt or as desired

How To Make herbed rice jollof

  • 1
    In a deep saucepan bring olive oil to a medium heat, sprinkle the flour on the oil and stir till its golden brown (by this time, the oil will be quite hot)
  • 2
    Add onions and stir for 5 minutes
  • 3
    Add tomatoe paste and keep stirring for 10 minutes
  • 4
    Pour in chicken stock, stir and allow to simmer on low heat for 10 minutes
  • 5
    Add crushed tomatoe pulp and leave to simmer for 15 minutes
  • 6
    add basil, rosemary, black pepper, chicken bouillon and curry
  • 7
    add salt leave on low heat for 25 minutes stirring occasionally
  • 8
    In a separate bowl add 3 tablespoons olive oil to the rice and stir, this seals the rice from absorbing too much moisture
  • 9
    pour into the rice 2 cups of water and stir. This prepares the rice well for steaming. Then drain the water from the rice
  • 10
    pour the rice into the tomato sauce over low heat and cover saucepan with lid. Slowly stir every 10 minutes to make sure heat is distributed evenly. Do this 3 times
  • 11
    Cover with wax paper and leave for 20 minutes on low heat.
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    Serve with your favourite salad, chicken or meat

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