Riceaholic? Prepare Your Nigerian Jollof In 5 Quick Steps

Follow these 5 easy steps to make your delicious Nigerian Jollof

Nigerian Jollof is undoubtedly one of the County’s most valued meals. The meal, which serves a vast number of purposes is very popular among African natives. Nigerian Jollof is a delicacy, which marks the climate of every occasion; from Birthday Parties, to Weddings, from Burial ceremonies, to House warming parties, whatever celebration one sets out to do, the party is considered incomplete without a party Jollof to top it off.

Here’s how to make your own home made Jollof in 5 quick steps.


  • 4 cups of rice (parboiled)
  • 1 big onion bulb
  • 10 freshly plucked tomatoes
  • 3 red ball pepper
  • 3 carrot sticks (chopped)
  • Half cup of groundnut oil
  • 3 cups of chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • Half spoon of thyme
  • Half spoon of curry powder
  • 2 seasoning cubes
  • 5 bay leaves
  • A handful of green peas
  • 4 litres of water


1. Slice your onion into bits and set it aside, cut your fresh tomatoes and pepper. Blend for a minute.

2. Heat your oil for 20 seconds using medium heat, then add your sliced onion and fry until they are golden brown. Add your tomato paste to the mix, fry for a minute before putting in your blended tomato and pepper mixture. Fry together for 20 minutes and stir intermittently so it doesn’t burn.

3. Add the chicken stock and all the seasonings listed ( the curry, salt, thyme, seasoning cubes). Allow everything boil for 7minutes.

4. Pour in your already parboiled rice to the mixture, do this slowly, to avoid having splashes of hot sauce all over your body.

5. Add a little water to taste and include your bay leaves, them cover the pot.
After 5 minutes, add your chopped carrots, green peas and let the liquid dry up. Your hot Jollof rice is all done!

Serve with few slices of fried plantain, fried chicken and a glass of cold water for maximum satisfaction.


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