Cookbook:Native Jollof Rice

Native Jollof Rice
CategoryRice recipes

Cookbook | Recipes | Ingredients | Equipment | Techniques | Cookbook Disambiguation Pages | Recipes

Native jollof rice is a popular rice dish common among every tribe in Nigeria. It is similar to regular jollof rice, but the native version uses palm oil and other traditional Nigerian ingredients.



Special equipment

  • Medium-size pot with a cover


  1. Blend the tomatoes, onions, peppers, and crayfish into a smooth paste.
  2. Pour the paste into a dry pot on the fire. Cook to evaporate the excess liquid.
  3. When the water has completely evaporated, add the iru and palm oil. Leave to cook for 10 minutes.
  4. Add meat stock or water, and bring to boil. Adjust seasoning with salt and maggi to taste.
  5. Wash the rice very well with cold water.
  6. Add the rice to the boiling stock, and stir well. Add more liquid if necessary, and allow to cook until the rice is almost tender.
  7. When the rice is almost ready, add the cooked fish or meat. Add the scent leaf, if using.
  8. Serve the jollof rice hot with plantain (dodo).