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herbed rice jollof

(2 ratings)
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 ratings)
yield 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.
  • Herbed rice Jollof with Pasta and chicken salad, garnished with tomatoes
    Serve with your favourite salad, chicken or meat

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