Sunday, May 27, 2018

Ghana Jollof Rice

Jollof rice is a popular food enjoyed by Ghanaians, Nigerians, and other West Africans. It can be prepared in several ways; with meat or vegetables. Cooking styles range from simple to difficult depening on how experienced you are. The quickest and easiest method is to cook rice partly and add to sauce. Cover with foil and cook for 10 minutes or less. The most difficult method is adding uncooked rice to the sauce as this requires constantly checking and adding water to ensure rice doesn't burn and is cooked completely. 

 Ingredients (For serving 4-6)
  • 3 cans of chopped tomatoes
  • 2 large onions
  • 2 chillies (optional)
  • 4 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • vegetable oil
  • 500g of beef or chicken  (alt: mixed vegetables)
  • 800g Jasmine rice
  • 1,5 litres of water or stock (1 stock cube, depending on how much meat is used)
  • 3 teaspoons of Eva's Kitchen All Purpose Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon of Eva's Kitchen curry powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon of nutmeg
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup of water/broth from cooked meat


Put tomatoes and half of blended spices into the blender, mix  and set aside. Then, in a non-stick pot, fry (pre-marinated pre-cooked meat) meat in oil. When these have browned, remove and set aside.

Add onions and fry until tender. Add Eva's Kitchen All Purpose Seasoning. Stir for 3-5 minutes. Add tomato paste, stir for 2 mins. Add blended tomatoes with spices.

 Allow to boil for 10-20 minutes, ensure you stir from time to time to keep from burning. Lower heat and add meat stock and/or stock cube(s),curry powder and nutmeg .Add salt to taste.
Cook for 10 more minutes on medium heat before adding rice. Stir and mix well. Cook on very low heat for 20 minutes.  Add vegetables and mix well. Add about 1 cup of water and continue to cook on low heat until rice is cooked.

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