March 8, 2011

Jollof Rice

Jollof rice with carrot slaw and caramelized beef. 
List of Ingredient

  • Butter (2 table spoons unsalted)
  • Groundnut or canola oil ( 1/4 cup)
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 1 habanera pepper
  • 1/2 medium size onion
  • 2 bay leafs
  • 21/2 cups water ( or chicken stock)
  • maggi (2 cubes) bullion cube
  • Salt ( to taste)
  • Curry (1/2 tea spoon)
  • Thyme (1/2) teaspoon
  • 11/2 cups rice

Directio
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32 comments:

Chic Therapy said...

looks yummy :-)
what does the butter do?

wienna said...

Oh my...the stew looks scrumptious. @chic therapy, the butter stops it from getting dry. Can't stand it when jollof gets too dry. I prefer it a bit sticky and wet.

9jaFOODie said...

It gives the rice a richer taste, makes it better than the average jollof #in my humble opinion. you can definitely do without it.Thanks for stopping by!

9jaFOODie said...

@ Wienna: thanks love. definitely, most pple don't like it when the rice get all sticky n burnt. the secret is in the pot and the heat level.

NikkiSho said...

you have come again...looks yummy and yes to carrot slaw.

HoneyDame said...

9jaFOODie for show!!! You go still open buka abi se na restaurant?!!! I agree, butter gives it a richer taste. but pls, is there something that needs to be added to give it a party smell/taste or am I the only one who thinks party rice has a different smell/taste?

wienna said...

Don't forget your tomato puree. And I always cover the pot with foil paper like 10 mins before it's done, to seal the steam and sort of give it that 'party smell/taste'. Just my own tip o. Make una no vex o, 9jafoodie. ;) I no wan hijack your blog.

9jaFOODie said...

@ Nikki...team carrot slaw..lol...Thanks hon
@ Honeydame : lol....LWKMD...na buka ooo... I know eiii... party rice tastes totally different. it results as a mixture of smoke n burnt out pot bottom. I will say if you really want that taste, try artificial smoke. o_O
@Wienna lol..there is love in sharing ! thanks for the tips.

Iwalewa (Beauty is in the character) said...

Omg...where did you learn all this stuff from???...I'm the one that should be jealous lol...I love food so I'm in love with your blog :)

Fluffycutething said...

Did u really say try artificial smoke??????? LMAO

Looks fantastic as always!!!! I think the plates u use also makes the food look scrumptious...

9jaFOODie said...

hahah...Thanks Ewa...I learn by doing pretty much. maybe one day I will go to Culinary school.
@Fluffy... yes Nah...lol..lol....Thanks much!

Chizy K said...

nice, i just love this blog,
yummie yummie

Constructive Deconstruction said...

All I can say is WOW!!! I love love love rice and can't wait to try this!!

9jaFOODie said...

@Chizy K, Thanks!
@CD ; tHANKS MUCH. stop by often!

The Corner Shop said...

OMG! This is the yummiest jollof rice ever!

P.S hon. I just gave you an award. Go to my blog to claim it xoxo

Adiya
http://thecornershopng.blogspot.com

9jaFOODie said...

awww....Thanks much!!!...I am honored. and yessss... the jollof is really gooood. (if i can say that myself) lol.

Vyvyka said...

This is for lunch tomorrow :)
I have tagged you in the One lovely blog award. Check my blog to claim it.
Vyvyka
http://www.strategicchic.com

9jaFOODie said...

awww....Thanks Vyyvka!

kitkat said...

looks so yummy.. my tummy did flip flops when i saw it :/
i can totally smell the aroma lol

9jaFOODie said...

lol...lol....hahhaha.. that's too funny. Thanks Kitkat

sweetandsensible said...

Okay...........I have to try this, its disgraceful that my jollof rice is soo bad...btw a little off topic if you dont ind, I tried the ewa goin and tried to caremalize the onion but it just turned out very black and floated to the top and didn't look like yours...........sad face......

9jaFOODie said...

Yeiiii.... u should definitely try it.
I think you tried to caramelize the onion on high heat. you have to make sure you do it on low heat. It takes about 30min or more mins to fully turn black without getting burnt. so my dear, low heat is the only way. let me know when you try it again........

Myne Whitman said...

The reason I keep away from your blog is because of these mouth watering pictures, oh my! Love this too much, lol...

9jaFOODie said...

awwww.....Thanks Ms Myne!

Dee O. said...

This looks absolutely delicious!!!

That GOOD GOOD Blog

9jaFOODie said...

Thanks Dee.

Gbemisoke said...

hmmmmm... no comment!


hahahaha..Just kidding :o)
thanks for the tips. I'll put them to good use xxx

9jaFOODie said...

:)...tHANKS Gbemi...I missed u gan :D

Anya Posh said...

yummy-looking..........delicious.

9jaFOODie said...

Thank u!!

Anonymous said...

hi, ur blog is so helpful...to my dismay i've been unable to cook jollof rice upon all the number of trials i have done...but will try this as soon as possible...what is the difference between red bell and habanera pepper???

9jaFOODie said...

ThANKS Anon......Habanero is what they call (rodo) n Nigeria, it is extremely hot. Bell however is (tatashe), it has a mild taste. Let me know how the recipe works for u.