How To Prepare Jollof Rice In Ghana

How To Prepare Jollof Rice In Ghana

Learn more about how to prepare jollof rice in Ghana;

What is Jollof rice?

Jollof, or jollof rice, is a rice dish from West Africa. The dish is typically made with long-grain rice, tomatoes, onions, spices, vegetables and meat in a single pot, although its ingredients and preparation methods vary across different regions. 

What is the recipe for jollof rice?


  1. In a blender, combine tomatoes, scotch bonnet pepper and onions; purée. Pour out half the purée into a bowl; set aside. …
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat. …
  3. Stir in the rice until well mixed, then reduce the heat to low.
  4. Cover pot and let cook until rice is al dente, about 45 minutes.

How is jollof rice prepared for students?

Put pot on fire and make sure the pot is dry. Add vegetable oil when it is hot. Add the grinded pepper, curry and thyme, salt, Maggie, tomato paste then stir and cover for some minutes. Wash your rice and pour it in the boiled water then stir immediately and cook on low heat to avoid it get bunt before it is done.

What is jollof rice in Ghana?

For those unfamiliar with the West African dish, jollof rice is essentially rice cooked in a heavily spiced and simmered tomato-based stew. It is the ancestor of one-pot rice dishes found throughout the African Diaspora such as the red rice of the Gullah-Geechee people and the jambalaya of Creole cuisine.

Which jollof rice is better Nigerian or Ghanaian?

Unlike the Nigerian Jollof, Ghanaian Jollof has a higher tomato flavor composition, because Ghanaians love Tomato in several forms, whether fresh, ripe, fruity, puree or cooked. Ghanaians also add meat to the tomato sauce to create a heart meaty tomato flavor in the Jollof.

Which country has the best jollof rice?

The United States (US) Embassy in Ghana has declared Jollof made in Ghana as the best in the world. The Embassy made the declaration in a tweet to mark World Food Day, which was observed on Saturday,

What is Jollof seasoning?

Seasoning (type A): Salt, dried thyme, curry powder and Maggi cubes were the basic seasonings in most traditional Jollof recipes. Oil: The sauce used in Jollof is oil-based. All of the above is fried up before the addition of rice.

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