Naija Jollof Rice recipe
Prep Time
Cook Time
1hr 15min
Total Time
1hr 35min

A classic Nigerian dish made with long grain rice, tomatoes, and a blend of spices. Perfect for a hearty meal.


6 Servings
(1 serving = 1 cup of rice)
  • 4piece
    big bell peppers
  • 2piece
    vine tomatoes
  • 1piece
    whole white onion
  • 1piece
    Scotch Bonnet pepper (optional)
  • 1piece
    whole red onion
  • 1/2cup
    vegetable oil
  • 1piece
    tube of tomato puree
  • 3piece
    bay leaves
  • 1tbsp
    dried thyme
  • 3piece
    stock cubes
  • 2tbsp
    all-purpose seasoning
  • 2tsp
    curry powder (optional)
  • salt (to taste)
  • 6cup
    long grain rice

How to make Naija Jollof Rice

  1. Blend together the bell peppers, tomatoes, and white onion. Set aside.

  2. Chop up the red onion and fry until translucent in vegetable oil on medium heat.

  3. Add 3/4 of a tube of concentrated tomato puree to the oil mixture and fry for 5 minutes.

  4. Add the bay leaves, dried thyme, stock cubes, all-purpose seasoning, and salt. Mix well.

  5. Combine the blended mixture with the tomato puree mixture. Cover and boil on medium heat for 15 minutes.

  6. Wash the parboiled rice and drain until the water is clear.

  7. Once the stew has cooked for 15 minutes, add the washed rice and mix thoroughly. Cover and cook on low heat, stirring every 20 minutes.

  8. Cook for a total of 1 hour, then leave to sit covered for an extra 10 minutes.

Tips & Tricks

  1. You can spice up this recipe by adding vegetables like carrots and green peas to make Mixed Vegetables Jollof Rice.

  2. Serve with fried plantains, meat, fish, chicken, or turkey.

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