I love it served with bean stew and a side of salad. Once cooked through, serve alongside vegetables or a protein of choice. Head to the Spicy Peanut Shrimp recipe to read more about my time in Ghana! Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. If I’m serving it for dinner, I do love some simple grilled shrimp alongside the rice. 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 4 garlic cloves, chopped 1 red bell pepper, chopped 2 tomatoes, chopped 1 cup tomato paste 1/2 teaspoon … Which type of rice do you recommend?

Season finally with a pinch of salt and pepper.

Tomatoes, chilis (scotch bonnet peppers are used in Ghana – but hard to find around Minnesota! Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for another 10 minutes.

★☆ Finally serve on bowls or on plates. Filed Under: All Recipes, Rice Recipes Tagged With: dinner, lunch, meal prep. For more information, visit our Privacy Policy. Join the FITK community and receive our 10 tips for becoming more efficient in the kitchen! Isn’t this mouthwatering enough? In the pot they go, to cook down, along with thyme, curry powder, salt, and pepper. Your email address will not be published. More on that later…. However, It is mostly common in Nigeria, Ghana and senegal.

Would love to try. Prefer a milder taste? Be sure that you will be able to treat yourself to a rice dish that is: Take a look into your fridge and into the pantry. Jollof Rice is a lovely one-pot rice dish that’s popular in West Africa. The country of origin is not well known; it has many countries claiming it as their own. I know it is probably not authentic but you can add different veggies for more variation: Try this Jollof Rice for dinner, lunch or meal prep. Note that this time might depend a bit on the rice brand you use. Stir occasionally – some browning is ok! Also if you need a bit more liquid, simply add water.

If needed, add an additional 1/4-1/2 cup liquid if most is absorbed but rice is still firm. You can say “when in Ghana” and serve it along side fried fish, chicken, or beef (again, as discussed, if that’s your thing), or mixed vegetables. I consider Jollof Rice to be one of the special recipes made on Sunday afternoon that’s later enjoyed by the whole family, laughing around the table as one week comes to an end and another begins. Once the onion puree has cooked down, add the tomato mixture along with the remaining dry spices (salt, thyme, curry powder, black pepper). Let simmer to reduce down and release all the liquid. Please read our Privacy Policy to learn what private data we may collect from you, how we use it, and how we protect it. Process until you get a smooth paste, set aside. Note that this time might depend a bit on the rice brand you use. Budget friendly, satisfying rice recipes like this Veggie Fried Rice, the Jamaican Rice and Peas, or the Dirty Rice … https://www.adashoflemon.com/vegan-jollof-rice/, Scrambled Tofu With Kale & Tomatoes (Vegan & Gluten-Free), Potato and Kale Breakfast Hash (Vegan & Gluten Free). *. ★☆. They are many versions of jollof rice, but they all hold to the same principle of cooking the rice in a rich tomato sauce,  with different herbs and spices. Copyright © 2020 Fork in the Kitchen on the Foodie Pro Theme. I like to add a pinch of the salt here, to continue layering in the flavor. Simply skip the chilis or just use one and adjust from there. Deselect All. Add the broth, water, paprika, thyme, cumin and curry powder. It will cook for about 8-10 minutes total until “paste-like”. Make sure you don't open the pot too often during cooking, keeping the lid on helps the rice cook perfectly.

Triple Fudge Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Cake with a Pretzel Crust, Brookie Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches, Giant Sugar Cookie with Raspberry Buttercream, Yellow Cupcakes Filled with Chocolate Buttercream, Molly Beth’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Bars. I often like to add spinach to it if I’m reheating it for lunches, and throw an avocado on top (this is absolutely my own twist…). It is a tomato-based rice dish seasoned with flavours that marry beautifully. Puree until smooth. ★☆ By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website. Please also acknowledge our Terms & Conditions & User Agreement. Learn how your comment data is processed. 3/4 cup peas. Add the rice to the pot and stir until well combined. Reduce the heat to low and slowly cook, stirring frequently, about 15 - 20 minutes or until the oil rises to the surface. 1 cup string beans, broken into pieces. They are budget friendly and perfect for meal prep. Each country – specifically Nigeria and Ghana – has its own versions of Jollof. Cover and let simmer for 30-40 minutes until rice is cooked through. It is, after all, turning out to be the year of global recipes.

Add the rice and stir to coat with the tomato mixture. Obviously, the meat is left out of this vegetarian version, but if you wanted to add meat you absolutely could. ★☆ It is packed with amazing flavors, easy to prepare and flavorful. Ingredients. The beauty of it all though, is that it all happens in ONE pot. Time for the rice to steam up all the flavors. Because the rice has so much flavor and a good kick of spice, you don’t want the side to be equally spicy/flavorful, so something more mild is the perfect balance. There’s nothing I love more than bringing people together with food, a good glass of wine, and a kitchen dance party! Keywords: vegetarian, ghana, one pot, travel, vegan, african, Tag @forkinthekitchen on Instagram and hashtag it #forkinthekitchen, Filed Under: All Recipes, Side Dish Tagged With: african, ghana, vegan, vegetarian, Your email address will not be published. Fluffy up the rice with a fork and garnish with chopped fresh parsley. Now is the time to add the uncooked rice, tomato paste, chopped tomatoes, vegetable broth, smoked paprika, curry powder, and thyme. Now heat the remaining 3 Tbs oil in a pan until it is really hot. Add the bell pepper, tomatoes, tomato paste and 1/4 cup water.

No one would ever tell it is naturally vegan. I’m Florian, the guy behind Contentedness Cooking. Now you’re ready to add the basmati rice (which is part of what makes this version specific to Ghana). This is my own vegan version of jollof rice. Traditionally it’s made with some sort of meat cooked down first. Budget friendly, satisfying rice recipes like this Veggie Fried Rice, the Jamaican Rice and Peas, or the Dirty Rice  are my jam. ★☆ Share with me on Instagram or Facebook with a tag. In a large pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. 6 medium onions, chopped. Stir to combine and continue to let cook down for 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it’s thick and a deep red color. Hi! Start with 1/4 cup do this until the Jollof Rice reaches the desired texture. It’s so incredibly divine and once you try it will quickly become one of your new family favourites. You should have the following at hand: First thing is to prepare the onion paste. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material, in full or in parts, without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. No one would ever tell it is naturally vegan. This Jollof Rice is made with simple ingredients that you already store in the fridge or the pantry. The rice absorbs all the beautiful flavours as it cooks.

Since I don’t really eat much meat nowadays, I have some other ways I like to enjoy it. It is packed with amazing flavors, easy to prepare and flavorful. P.S. Season with salt and pepper. Then add onion paste and fry for around 3 minutes. 3 carrots, chopped.

Jollof rice is a household staple throughout West Africa. In a small food processor combine onions, garlic and 1/4 cup vegetable oil. 6 tomatoes, chopped — If you make Vegetarian Jollof Rice at … If you make Vegetarian Jollof Rice at home, snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (or Facebook, or via email!). Because the rice has so much flavor and a good kick of spice, you don’t want the side to be equally spicy/flavorful, so something more mild is the perfect balance. You didn’t think that the West African Spicy Peanut Shrimp was going to be my only Ghanian-inspired recipe this year, did you? In a large dutch oven or stock pot, heat oil over medium heat. Required fields are marked *, Rate this recipe I LOVE to see what’s cooking in YOUR kitchens! Time for spices to meld and perfection to happen.
Start with 1/4 cup do this until the Jollof Rice reaches the desired texture. Check our Privacy Policy for the full details on how we protect and store your submitted data. Add the onion, and garlic and sauté for 5 minutes or until translucent. If you ask me for why you need to make this recipe, just take a look at the pictures.

They cook down long enough that a thick, rich red paste forms. You can make this Jollof Rice easily in advance. You’ll want to stir it 1-2 times during the cooking process, but not too much so the rice continues to steam. Your email address will not be published. Looks great!
It will stay fresh in the fridge for 3 days. If you love spice, leave the seeds in the chilis before pureeing them; if you want it a little less spicy, go ahead and remove the seeds before pureeing. Copyright © Florian Nouh and Contentedness Cooking, 2020. The onions get blended, and then cooked down in the pot. While it’s popular at many celebrations and ceremonies, I often enjoyed it along side chicken as an everyday meal in Ghana. 1/4 cup oil. Cook everything with a lid on top, stir frequently for around 25 minutes until everything is done. Puree onion in a blender until smooth, and add to heated oil. This one is a spin of the traditional Ghanaian version, you know, considering it’s what I’ve had and all. Next add bell peppers and chilis, fry for 2 minutes more.

White or basmati rice is great.