Jollof Rice

This easy West African recipe consists of long-grained rice cooked in a tomato-based sauce packed with bell pepper, Scotch bonnet pepper, and warm spices!

What Is Jollof Rice?

What You'll Need

You'll only need Basmati rice, tomato puree, and a few other simple ingredients to make this easy recipe.

Mix the Spices


Whisk together the spices for the Nigerian spice blend.

Make the Sauce


Using a blender or food processor, blend together the sauce ingredients until smooth.

Reduce the Sauce


Heat the avocado oil in a skillet. Add the sauce, bring it to a boil, and then simmer for 10 minutes.

Cook the Tomato Paste


Melt butter in a saucepan and cook the tomato paste until dark red, stirring continuously.

Toast the Rice


Add the rice to the pan for 2 minutes to toast, then stir in the sauce, chicken stock, bay leaves, and sea salt.



Cover with a lid and bake for 30 minutes.



Fluff the rice with a fork and serve with a hearty meat dish, salad, or soup. Enjoy!

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