Nigerian Jollof Rice
Flavourful Nigerian jollof rice is not only easy to make but also incredibly delicious. It is super simple and will jazz up your dinner table any day of the week.
Basmati or Jasmin rice
Bell peppers / Paprika
just enough to slightly cover the rice
Place tomatoes, paprika, and habanero in a food processor and blend till smooth.
Transfer the paste to a medium-sized pot on medium heat and boil until all the liquid has evaporated. Set aside.
In a separate pot, heat oil on medium heat and add the onion. Stir till lightly golden brown.
Drain half of the onion in a small plate and set aside.
Add garlic-ginger paste to the rest of the onion and stir for another minute till fragrant.
Add the tomato paste and fry on medium-low heat for 3 minutes.
Follow by adding smoked paprika, thyme, bouillon cubes, salt, and white pepper and stir for 30 seconds.
To that, add boiled tomato and pepper mixture and stir well.
Cover the pot and simmer for about 10 minutes on low heat. Stir regularly.
Meanwhile, wash the rice thoroughly with lukewarm water until the water runs clear. Drain the water.
Add the washed rice, and hot water to the tomato sauce and stir well. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
Seal the pot with aluminum foil and reduce the heat to low. Cook for about 25 minutes.
Open the pot and gently fluff the rice.
Seal the pot once more and steam for another 20 minutes on low heat.
Turn off the heat and let the rice rest for 10 to 15 minutes with a covered lid.
After the resting time, add the reserved cooked onions, fluff the rice once more and serve.
Nigerian Jollof Rice https://jayne-rain.com/nigerian-jollof-rice/ February 3, 2020