Recepies for Red Jollof Rice

  • ½ - 1 pound meat (chicken or beef) cut in bite sized pieces
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ tsp Kele (or black pepper)
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • ½ tsp anise
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil ( I used olive oil)
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • ¼ pound salt pork or ham
  • 2 beef or chicken boullion cubes (I use maggi cube)
  • ¼ tsp hot pepper –either fresh or ground (you can add more if you like it spicier or hotter)
  • ½ tsp dried thyme or 1 sprig fresh thyme, crushed
  • 1 ½ cup water
  • 1 6-oz can tomato paste
  • 1 ¼ cup uncooked rice (I use Jasmine Rice)
  • 2 cups vegetables (combination of green peas, string beans, carrots, peppers or tomatoes)

How you make it
  1. Season meat with salt, kele, ginger and anise.
  2. In large frying pan, heat oil over medium-high heat for 3 -4 minutes.
  3. Add meat and brown on both sides, cooking until tender. Once done place meat in large pot and set aside.
  4. Add onions and salt pork or ham to oil in frying pan. Sauté until onion is translucent.
  5. Add onion and pork to the large pot. Set frying pan aside (do not discard oil).
  6. Add bouillon cubes, red pepper, thyme, water and tomato paste to large pot and stir well.
  7. Simmer over low heat for about 10 minutes.
  8. Add rice to frying pan and stir to coat with oil.
  9. Add rice and vegetables to the pot, stir well and cover.
  10. Cook over low heat for 35-40 minutes until rice and vegetables are tender.
  11. Enjoy.