Africa: Liberia: Liberian Jollof Rice (also known as One Pot)

Africa: Liberia: Liberian Jollof Rice (also known as One Pot)

Jollof rice is a delicious West African dish composed of fluffy red orange rice that is often cooked with vegetables and meat.




2 lb chicken (bone in), cut

4 garlic cloves

1 onion

1 1-inch piece of ginger

1 Scotch bonnet pepper

1 stock cube Maggi or other



4 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 onions , thinly sliced

8 oz tomato paste

1 (14 oz.) can tomato puree

2 Scotch bonnet peppers

1 onion

2 bay leaves

1 tablespoon curry powder (optional)



4 cups parboiled rice

½ lb green beans , cut into 1 inch-pieces

2 carrots , peeled and cut into large matchsticks



Blend the garlic, onion, ginger, stock cube and chili peppers, with 3 cups of water.

Put the chicken pieces in a large pot, and pour the mixture on top. Stir, add water to cover the chicken if necessary. Cover and cook on medium/low for 30 minutes.

Heat oil in a non-stick pan and fry the sliced onions for 8-10 minutes until soft and golden brown.

Add the tomato paste and continue cooking while stirring for 5 minutes.

In the meantime, remove the chicken from the pot, and drain the stock into the blender.

Add the tomato puree, 1 onion, and 2 Scotch bonnet peppers and blend to obtain a smooth consistency.

 Add this mixture to the pan with the onions and tomato sauce, and mix. Add the vegetables and simmer for about 15 minutes.

Add the bay leaves and curry powder. Add the rice to the sauce and stir. Add salt to taste. Cover and simmer on a low heat till rice is fully cooked, about 20 minutes.

In the meantime, fry the boiled chicken in a saucepan with 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil, to give them some color.

Serve the rice with the chicken, as well as fried plantains or a green leaf salad on the side.

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