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How to Cook Party Jollof, 7 Most amazing steps

Everyone likes party jollof rice as you could get the taste or aroma from the burning firewoods used for preparing the food. Most people especially Nigerians enjoy parties because of the Jollof, I know someone who would attend occasions in the village just because he wants to try out the Nigeria party Jollof.

Jollof Rice, or sometimes called Jellof rice, is a classic rice dish cooked in a flavorful tomato-based broth. With its several regional variations in name and ingredients.

Jollof rice is a very popular Nigerian dish, and every one eats jollof in Nigeria, There are some other countries who eat jollof, like Cameroon, Ghana, Liberia, Togo, and Sierra Leone. Some Africa countries actually competes about which country makes the most delicious jollof rice. Funny, isn’t it? But this article is basically about Nigerian jollof.  In fact, this is the most popular party food in West Africa and has been getting accolades elsewhere in East Africa.

Due to how famous the Nigeria Jollof is, there have been several debates as to its origin. What I know for sure is that- it is a delicious one-pot dish and there is no argument when everyone is shoving it down their throat.

How do you like o enjoy your rice, very hot and spicy or cold? Do you sometimes crave Nigerian party Jollof but you do not know how to make that delicious, kind of local rice? Are you tired of the regular process of cooking your rice, using your gas or stove, this article is for you because you are going to see the amazing and exciting steps on cooking your own party Jollof at home? Don’t worry it is not so stressful as they made you think. Just relax and understand the method through this piece.

Ingredients for cooking your party Jollof

  1. Cup Rice
  2. 11/2 Cup Boiled down pepper mix (tomato, peppers & onions)
  3. 120 ml Vegetable Oil
  4. 1 Sachet Tomato Paste (70g)
  5. 1/2 Tablespoon Ginger Paste
  6. 1 Tablespoon Butter
  7. 4 Bay leaves
  8. 3 Knorr Cubes
  9. 1 Sachet Maggi Jollof Seasoning
  10. 3 Teaspoons Curry
  11. 3 Teaspoons Thyme
  12. 2 Cups Beef/Chicken Stock
  13. 2 Big Onion

Now you have seen the steps, don’t get confuse about how to make your party Jollof just relax and get the process.

Steps on how to cook party Jollof

  1. Heat up the vegetable oil in a pot. Saute the onion with the ginger paste for 2 minutes. Fry the tomato paste for about 5 minutes until u notice it looks as if it forms lumps. This step is very important as some brand are a bit sour
  2. Add the boiled-down pepper mix and fry again until you notice the pepper mix separates from the oil. Season with curry, thyme, and Jollof seasoning
  3. Add the beef/chicken stock and water enough to cook the rice. Add bay leaves
  4. Add seasoning cube and check for salt. Bring this mixture to a rolling boil. Add the washed rice
  5. Stir everything together. Cover the pot with a foil sheet before using the lid. This is to trap all the steam needed to cook the rice
  6. Once the rice is soft, add butter and stir. Serve with salad, coleslaw, moi moi, or peppered meat
  7. You must know that to get the typical smoky flavor associated with the Nigerian party Jollof, you have to deliberately burn the rice at the end of the cooking process by slightly increasing the heat. It’s also important to properly cover the pot using a foil sheet before the lid so as to properly trap in all the steam & cook the rice without adding excess water leading to a soggy Jollof
  8. Remember, it’s the steam that cooks the rice and not the water. The quality of the pepper mix and rich stock also contribute to attaining a delicious Nigerian Jollof

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