Easy Jollof Rice Recipe

Easy Jollof Rice Recipe

This easy Jollof Rice recipe with Jollof Rice Seasoning Spices is sure to impress with its rich and authentic flavours.


  • 2 cups long-grain parboiled rice
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons BIG BANG! spices Jollof Rice Seasoning Spices
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots (optional)
  • 1 lb chicken, prawns, or tofu (optional)


  1. Prepare Protein (Optional): If you're adding chicken, shrimp, or tofu, season and cook it in a separate pan until fully cooked. Set it aside.

  2. Rinse the Rice: Rinse the rice under cold water until the water runs clear. Drain and set aside.

  3. Sauté the Aromatics: In a large skillet or pot, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, and garlic. Sauté until they become soft and fragrant, about 5 minutes.

  4. Add Jollof Rice Seasoning: Stir in the Jollof Rice Seasoning Spices and cook for another 2 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.

  5. Add Tomatoes: Add the diced tomatoes (with their juice) to the pot and cook for another 5 minutes, allowing the mixture to thicken slightly.

  6. Add Rice: Stir in the rinsed rice and coat it evenly with the tomato mixture.

  7. Add Broth: Pour in the chicken or vegetable broth. If you're using frozen peas and carrots, add them now as well. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  8. Simmer: Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and simmer for about 20-25 minutes or until the rice is tender and has absorbed the liquid. If the rice is still too firm, add a little more broth or water and continue cooking.

  9. Finish and Serve: If you prepared a protein earlier, now is the time to add it back to the pot. Stir gently to combine. Remove the pot from heat and let it sit, covered, for a few minutes before serving.

  10. Enjoy: Serve your delicious Jollof Rice with a side of plantains or a fresh salad for a complete and satisfying meal. Enjoy!


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