How to Make Jollof Rice

Jollof Rice

Egusi Soup  is a popular staple food in many West African communities. It is commonly regarded as the national dish of Nigeria or Ghana, but it is also enjoyed in Senegal, Mali, Gambia and other countries. Each community has their own variation of this delicious food, however the core ingredients are very similar – tomato sauce, rice and a variety of vegetables and meats.

Jolof rice is a high-calorie meal, so it is not recommended for people who want to lose weight. It also contains a lot of sugars and carbohydrates, so it is not healthy for diabetics. It is also not suitable for pregnant women, as it can cause morning sickness. It is also not a good choice for people with digestive problems, as it may aggravate symptoms such as diarrhea and stomach aches.

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In a blender combine onion, red bell pepper, tomatoes, tomato paste, scotch bonnet pepper, garlic, ginger and Maggi cubes with just enough water to make a smooth paste. Heat oil in a deep pan and add the blended mixture. Saute over medium heat until the oil separates and the mix becomes thick. Add the drained and stir well to coat all the rice.

When preparing party jollof, it is very important to allow the rice to have that smoky taste. There are many ways to achieve this, such as adding bottled smokey flavour or placing charcoal in the pot. However, neither of these methods will achieve the same smoky taste as if the rice is allowed to burn slightly while cooking covered.