Hi everyone, hope you are all doing good? I am really excited to blog about this recipe. Anything Jollof rice gets me excited. I mean it’s Jollof rice! What more can you ask for. Hehehe.
I will be taking you all today to Liberia. It is located in the continent of Adrica, west African coast to be precise.
I was looking to expand more on the blog, give it a variety and still make sure I stay true to my roots. I found this dish on IG. no recipe though, just a repost by one of the food pages. I was like what makes it so different. There was no recipe, so I had to go by sight. I researched on the recipe and found loads and loads of variations.
I was like oh dear, now which is which. After reading through all of it, I picked out all the ones that appeared lots of times and then expanded on it. Although I omitted one particular ingredient out, but I am sure it won’t hinder the taste at all.
I am really excited to get started, ok let’s begin shall we 🙂
- 4 cups of rice
- 1 cup of shrimps
- 1 cup of diced cooked chicken breast
- 1 cup of diced cooked beef
- Mixed veggies
- White pepper
- Black pepper
- Bay leaf
- 2 large tatashe
- 3 medium sized tomatoes
- 4 habenero pepper (reduce to two of you don’t like it too spicy)
- 2 cups of beef stock
- Knorr cubes
- 1 cup of Vegetable oil
- Chopping board
- Frying pan
- Medium sized pot
- Wooden spoon
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour: 15 minutes
Total time: 1 hour: 30 minutes
Roast the peppers
Blend the roasted peppers and tomatoes. (This method really saves time)
Next Wash the rice thoroughly to get rid of the first batch of starch.
Next per boil the rice for 10 minutes to remove more starch and to also set the prep in motion
The next step is for frying which will be for a total of 12 minutes
Next add the beef and fry for 4 minutes
Check on the rice. The starchy water should have been extracted well. Drain and rinse until the water is clear. (See pictures below)
In a clean pot,add the remaining cup of oil.
Next add the onions
Next add the mixed veggies
After 20 minutes, check on the rice. It should be almost soft. Add the remaining cup of stock and cook on low heat for 15 minutes.
After the 15 minutes is up, it is ready to eat. Allow it to cool down a bit before serving.
Here it is. Enjoy!