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!
You'll only need Basmati rice, tomato puree, and a few other simple ingredients to make this easy recipe.
Whisk together the spices for the Nigerian spice blend.
Using a blender or food processor, blend together the sauce ingredients until smooth.
Heat the avocado oil in a skillet. Add the sauce, bring it to a boil, and then simmer for 10 minutes.
Melt butter in a saucepan and cook the tomato paste until dark red, stirring continuously.
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!