It is fair to say that this delicious rice dish is pretty easy to make anywhere in the world because the ingredients are easy to find.
Despite its many variations, the most common ingredients in a jollof rice recipe are as follows:
* Rice – The starchy base for our dish, this filling ingredient is generally fragrant and soaks a lot of water. I prefer basmati, but you can use any long-grain rice.
* Onions – This veggie is excellent served fresh with its tangy flavour. However, I personally love it slightly caramelized for a bit of sweetness. Get the perfect cut for this ingredient with this easy-to-follow guide.
* Thyme – A deliciously aromatic herb from the incredible mint family is a delicious addition to just about any savoury recipe. Fresh is good, but dried will work, and I have a list of the perfect substitutes if you don’t have thyme at all.
* Garlic – Ah, the wonderful garlic flavour makes this Jollof Rice recipe even better. And here’s my trick for mincing it.
* Paprika – This ingredient adds the fabulous pepper flavour without the heat.
* Tomato Puree or Sauce – The sweet, slightly acidic, and fresh flavours of tomato in a thick mixture are perfect for many starchy dishes.
* Chicken Broth (or water) – Basically, the flavorful water that chicken was simmered in. Not only is it full of flavour, but it’s also filled with healthy fats and collagen.
* Scotch Bonnet or Hot Pepper – My favourite hot pepper is a tear-jerker, but sometimes a good cry is good for ya. Most of the time, I put it whole instead of chopping it to get the flavour from its skin and not the seed’s heat.
* Vegetables – Carrots, peas, green beans, and corn are all excellent choices to create a mix of colourful veggies to make it even more vibrant.
How to Cook Easy Jollof Rice
Traditionally, Jollof is cooked on the stovetop. However, that involves a lot of stirring, and sometimes the rice sticks to the pot, making the dish quite unappetizing.
Here are the super-easy steps to make this simple dish.
* Rinse the rice – Make sure you clean it thoroughly with just water. Do not parboil!
* Put It All In! Add all the ingredients to the baking dish or pan.
* Cover and Cook – Lastly, cover it with aluminium foil and pop it in the oven.
Is that easy enough for you?
Now, if you are not vegan and want to throw in some meat or protein, by all means, do so.
source – cooking365