How to cook Nigerian Party Jollof Rice (Recipes & Preparation)

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There are several ways to cook jollof rice, which means different people have different methods of cooking jollof rice; this all depends on which country you are.

There is three famous jollof rice, mainly Senegalese, which jollof rice is originated initially from there is a Nigerian jollof rice, and Ghanaian jollof rice.

Just in case you have been wondering why there’s always a comparison between the Nigerian Jollof and the Ghanaian Jollof, Ghana Jollof is no way similar to the Nigerian Jollof, we have the ultimate version of jollof rice, yes the Nigerian jollof rice.

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There is something special about party Jollof Rice, have you ever had this feeling sometimes you want a party jollof rice I don’t know about you, but it happens to me a lot even the jollof rice, there’s no way it can be cooked at home, it can never be compared to that of a party Jollof, and sometimes I have to hunt for Party Jollof.

Party Jollof Rice is usually very rich; more delicious, they have a particular taste that is irresistible.
There are three main methods of cooking party Jollof Rice the firewood method, the oven method, and the hob method.

How to prepare the party Jollof Rice it all depends on the number of guests you are expecting. But here is an example.

Jollof Rice Recipes

  • 4 cups of rice
  • Atarodo (scotch bonnet)
  • 120gm tomato paste
  • 6 tablespoons of cooking oil
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/2 teaspoons of curry powder and time
  • Two medium-size tomatoes
  • Tatashe
  • Tablespoon minced ginger
  • Salt to taste

Steps

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1. Blend the tomato and atarodo and 1 onion to a smooth paste and set aside.
2. Add cooking oil into a pot, place it on the hob on medium heat, add half sliced onion into it, and let it fry to fragrant.
3. Add the blended pepper tomato paste, maggie cubes, curry powder, bay leaf, cover it, and make it cook till it begins to float to the top; this should take 15 to 20 minutes.
4. While waiting, wash the rice properly to get rid of starch and place it aside, if you choose to parboil for 5 – 8 minutes with little water, the rice should still be firm and not soft wash with warm water and place it aside.
5. When oil floats to the top at the chicken or meat stock cover and lets it fry for 8-10 minutes.
6. Add the rice and make sure you use a big pot so you can control the ingredients that get into it, add the butter, the minced ginger, and combine.
7. Cover it, while cooking the rice stir it every now and then with a wooden spoon.
8. Add a little bit of water remember jollof rice needs time to cook and not water so be careful not to add too much water don’t be alarmed when the rice begins to burn it is normal for a jollof rice to burn a little, it gives it a smokey flavor.
9. Add onions and tomatoes for a couple of minutes before it’s gets done finally combined thoroughly.
10. Please switch off the heat and leave it to steam for a few minutes or two.
The Party Jollof Rice is ready!

 

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