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How to Prepare Jollof Rice and Peppered Wings (11 Easy Steps)

How do you cook your jollof rice and peppered wings? Jollof rice can be eaten with different proteins but most people prefer the peppered wings because of the spice and how crunchy it is in the mouth. Turkey wings are so delicious and if you haven’t tried them then you should. Everyone loves rice and a lot of people their rice the way they know how to and to their taste, if you really want to prepare very delicious rice then you should follow the procedure below. Ingredients vary, people have their secrets and what makes their rice tastes nice. this is my recipe for making jollof rice and peppered turkey wings.

Special Jollof Rice Ingredients

For you to be able to make jollof rice and peppered turkey wings then you have to use these ingredients.

  • 3 cups rice
  • 8 pcs turkey wings
  • 250g shrimps
  • 500mls (2 cups) Tomato Stew base
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 sweet pepper (fresh paprika)
  • 1 habanero pepper (scotch bonnet pepper)
  • 2 red onions
  • Vegetable oil
  • Seasonings (add to your taste)
    • 2 big seasoning cubes
    • Chicken stock
    • 2 tsp thyme
    • 1 tbsp garlic powder
    • 1 tsp ginger powder
    • 1 tbsp White pepper
    • 1 tsp curry powder
    • Salt

What you should do before preparing Jollof Rice

You can’t just start cooing your rice without doing the following. it is important you take note of them because they help to determine the outcome of your rice.

  1. Prepare some tomato stew if you do not have some already. 
  2. Wash peppers and onions, chop, and separate into 4 batches like so:
    1. ½ red bell pepper + ¾ green pepper + ¾ onion chopped into medium pieces for the Jollof Rice
    2. ½ red bell pepper + ⅔ fresh paprika + the habanero pepper + ½ onion blended for the peppered turkey wings.
    3. ⅓ fresh paprika + ¼ green pepper + ¼ onion finely chopped for the peppered turkey wings.
    4. ½ onion chopped for seasoning the peppered turkey. See the video below for how I did that.
  3. Clean and devein the shrimps. Click here for how to do that.
  4. Clean the turkey wings.
  5. Precook the long grain parboiled rice for 7 minutes, pour in a sieve to drain. Cool it down with water and set it aside.

How to make the Nigerian Jollof Rice and peppered wings

  1. Put the turkey wings into a pot, add some of the onions (2d above), garlic powder, ginger powder, white pepper, thyme, and seasoning cubes.
  2. Mix very well, cover, and let it steam on medium heat.
  3. When the turkey wings are pale all over, add some water to cover them and cook for 15 minutes.
  4. Take them out and grill/broil in the oven at 200 degrees Celsius or 400F till golden all over.
  5. To the turkey stock, add the chicken stock and some of the tomato stew. Cover and leave it to boil.
  6. Add the precooked rice and salt to taste. Stir and add the rest of the tomato stew on top then cover the pot with aluminum foil, place the lid tightly and start cooking on low heat.
  7. Pour the blended peppers and onion (2b above) into a pot and boil till all the water dries up.
  8. Add some oil into the boiled pepper, fry to a bit, and add the chopped peppered and onions (2c above). Fry for about 3 minutes, add the curry powder and some salt to taste.
  9. Add the grilled/broiled turkey wings and mix till every turkey wing is coated with the pepper sauce.
  10. By now the water in the rice should be dry. Add the peppers and onions reserved for the Jollof rice (2a above). Mix till everything is well combined.
  11. Shallow-fry the shrimps till golden all over.

Your rice and turkey wings are ready you can serve with a chilled drink. enjoy your meal!

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