J-Rice is easily the most popular celebration food in Nigeria. Said to have originated from the Wolof people of Senegal, it is a preferred delicacy in other parts of Africa, too.


  • Rice, 6 cups
  • Palm Oil/Vegetable Oil, 3-4 cooking spoons
  • Onion, 1 large, sliced into rings
  • Beef or chicken broth, 2 to 3 cups
  • Tomatoes, 5 medium pieces, sliced
  • Tomato puree, 1 medium tin
  • Tatashe (red bell pepper), 4 pieces, sliced
  • Green chilli pepper, 2 pieces, sliced
  • Thyme, one-half teaspoon
  • Curry powder, one-half teaspoon
  • Seasoning, 2 cubes
  • Salt to taste


  • Fry the sliced onions and peppers over medium heat for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the tomato puree, sliced tomatoes, salt, the crushed seasoning cubes, curry and thyme. Stir and allow to cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Now pour in a broth, stir again and taste to determine if the salt and spice are adequate.
  • Next, add the washed rice, stir well and allow to cook.
  • You may need to reduce the heat and leave to simmer when the fluid .
  • Your Jollof Rice is ready to serve. It is usually enjoyed with moin moin, dodo (fried plantain), or salads.

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