How To Make Jollof Rice In Ghana

Jollof rice made in Ghana is one of the most delicious types of jollof rice anyone could taste in the world.

Ghana Jollof rice is one of the most common in West African while the dish is eaten in other countries like Nigeria, Togo, Senegal, Gambia, Mali, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Cameroun, and Liberia.

Even though Jollof rice is cooked in these countries each of these West African countries has its own variation of this meal. It is inexpensive and easy to make yet, delicious.

How To Cook Ghana Jollof Rice

Jollof rice could be served as Tasty Shrimp Basmati Jollof Rice with Coleslaw.
When cooking Jollof rice, cooking the rice with shrimp is the best of the best. A slow fry of the shrimp separately in virgin olive oil is the best for taste. Each step counts so try to do each of the steps in detail.

The inevitable foundation for building up the flavor in this meal is to start by sauteeing the Onions. This should take about 3 to 5 minutes. The next thing is to stir in the Tomato paste. This adds a deep and rich tomato flavor; I simply fry this for another 5 minutes or thereabouts.


Add the Ginger and Garlic and cook along with the Tomato paste for another two minutes; Actually, by the time this is ready, you will notice it in the smell. If you keep it cooking any longer you might risk burning them.
ingAdd my blended peppers. Usually, there is no particular time frame for frying this pepper. I often stop when the sauce becomes really thick and the oil literally floats on top of the sauce. At this point, most of the water is gone and the sauce no longer smells raw. Trust me you will know but just in case, you are still in doubt, I would say maybe 20 to 25 minutes depending on the quantity of water in your blended pepper.


Finally, in building my flavor, I add the Thyme, Curry powder, Salt, white pepper (good but optional), and seasoning cubes. Adjust the seasoning at this point if there is a need to. Once the flavor is on point, then, I stir in my Rice. Make sure you stir the Rice properly until you cover each grain of Rice with the sauce. Now add the chicken stock. Give it a brief stir and cover it up with a tight-fitting lid. If your lid is not fitting enough, simply cover the rice with foil paper before covering it with the lid. This is because Jollof needs a lot of steam in order to turn out well.Ghana Jollof rice Ingredients
6 Cups Rice Long grain
3/4 Cup Olive Oil
5 Tbsp Tomato paste
4 cups Chicken stock
1 Tbsp Curry Powder
1 Tbsp Thyme
4 cloves Garlic
2 bay leaves
1 Tbsp Ginger Grated
1 Tsp Salt or to taste
1 Onion Medium-sized(sliced)
1 Tomato sliced (Large size)
1 Tbsp seasoning powder or seasoning cubes
1 Onion Sliced
White Pepper or black pepper to taste
Once, the rice comes to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low immediately and continue to cook until the rice is done about 20 to 25 minutes.

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