• 3 cups long grain rice
  • 300g chicken pieces
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup green beans
  • 1/2 green pepper finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh ginger
  • oil for frying
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 500 ml water or chicken stock

This is a pretty interesting way of preparing rice. I must admit that whilst it was cooking I thought to myself;  “will this taste nice?” But surprisingly so, it actually did taste nice. My husband enjoyed it and so did my kids, though they said it was spicy. In my opinion, it’s not spicy but for kids you may just need to tone down the ground black pepper and put less as it was a bit pronounced and that’s what my girls were referring to as “spicy”. Otherwise, overall… jollof rice tastes good. In Sengal they say serve it with boiled eggs and a coleslaw!!

 Quick Instructions

  1. Get your ingredients ready.
  2. De-skin and de-bone chicken then cut it into bite-sized cubes.  Add salt, pepper and mix.
  3. Add ground cumin and mix. Heat oil in pan, add chicken to pan and cook until it browns.
  4. When chicken has browned up, put it in separate pot, add water, cover and let is simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. While the meat is simmering, add onions to the pan which you browned the chicken. Add green pepper and stir. Add garlic and ginger and stir.
  6. Add rice and stir. Add tomato paste and, again, stir.
  7. Add tomatoes, stir and give them time to cook (2 minutes). When tomatoes are done return chicken and it’s stock to pan.
  8. Add green beans, carrots and cabbage.
  9. Stir and add salt, black pepper and mixed herbs.
  10. Stir once again, bring it to the boil, reduce heat and partially cover pot and let it simmer until the rice is done and all the water is finished. Your jollof rice is ready. Enjoy!


Pictorial Detailed Instructions

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Get your ingredients ready: chicken (a), chopped vegetables (b), rice (c) and green beans (d).

 

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De-skin and de-bone chicken then cut it into bite-sized cubes (a).  Add salt (b), pepper (c) and mix (d).

 

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Add ground cumin and mix (a). Heat oil in pan (b), add chicken to pan (c) and cook until it browns (d).

 

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When chicken has browned up (a), put it in separate pot (b), add water (c), cover and let is simmer for 20 minutes ((d).

 

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While the meat is simmering, add onions to the pan which you browned the chicken (a). Add green pepper (b) and stir (c). Add garlic and ginger and stir (d).

 

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Add rice (a) and stir (b). Add tomato paste (c) and, again, stir (d).

 

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Add tomatoes (a), stir and give them time to cook (2 minutes) (b). When tomatoes are done return chicken (c) and it’s stock to pan (d).

 

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Add green beans (b), carrots (c) and cabbage (d).

 

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Stir (a) and add salt (b), black pepper (c) and mixed herbs (d).

 

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Stir once again (a), bring it to the boil, reduce heat and partially cover pot and let it simmer until the rice is done and all the water is finished (b). Your jollof rice is ready (c). Enjoy (d)!

 

Enjoy Jollof rice!

Enjoy Jollof rice!



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