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.