I cannot believe this blog has been up and running for as long as it has been and doesn’t have the recipe for party jollof rice. Please forgive me dear Blog followers. Jollof rice is a dish that every nigerian chef seems to make differently. I prefer my jollof rice very spicy and tasting like party jollof rice. For the non-nigerian followers of this blog, Jollof rice is one of the favorites of Nigerians at parties, in their homes, in nigerian restaurants. You can also learn how to make it yourself now. Hope you enjoy my recipe for Party Jollof Rice.
2 Bay leaves
2 Cups of Rice
3 Cups of water
1 Clove of garlic
3 Cubes of Maggi
A pinch of Thyme
2 Teaspoons of Salt
1 Small bulb of Onion
3 Scotch Bonnet Peppers
1 Teaspoon of dry pepper
1 Teaspoon of curry powder
1 Small can of Tomato puree
7 Medium sized Roma Tomatoes
2 Cooking spoons of Vegetable Oil
*Wash rice by rubbing the rice between your palms in a bowl of water and draining the water till clear.
Blend tomatoes, pepper and garlic and bring to boil till the excess water dries up.
Heat up vegetable oil and pour in chopped onions and fry. Pour in the can of tomato puree and fry.
Pour in blended tomato and pepper mix into the pot and stir in. Pour in salt, dry pepper, curry, thyme, bay leaves and maggi cubes.
Allow it to simmer on low heat for 3 minutes.
Reduce the heat to the lowest level and pour in the washed rice. Pour in the water and stir and leave on low heat for 20 minutes or till the rice is soft.
Tip: To get the party rice flavor, increase the heat on the rice and burn the bottom of the pot with the pot covered and stir the rice after 3 minutes of burning.
Stir the rice and serve with any protein of your choice.
A video I shared on Instagram recently