Ever noticed something unique about Nigeria party jollof? Yes, the difference is in the taste.
Nigerian party jollof is no doubt sweeter, richer and more delicious than homemade jollof and although,most people are of the opinion that the unique taste of party jollof comes from the firewood, especially because it allows the rice burn a little but of course, you want to cut out some logs and get your kitchen all covered in ashes and the remains of the wood just because you want to have a taste of party jollof.
Cooking party jollof rice at home is pretty much easy to prepare, much like preparing the normal homemade rice. You only need to know the techniques behind it. So, here’s how you can get yourself to eat this party jollof everytime you want to, without having to wait for any special occasion or party.
First off, you need to get fresh tomatoes for this recipe, butter and bay leaves. These 3 ingredients will make the difference, plus your cooking method.
2. Red Bell Peppers (Tatashe)
3. 2 Tomatoes (you don’t want to use so many tomatoes)
4. Scotch Bonnet (Ata Rodo)
5. Tomato Paste
8. Chicken or beef Stock
9. Curry powder and Thyme
10. Vegetable oil
11. Seasoning cubes
12. Salt to Taste
13. Bay Leaves
14. 1 Medium Size Tomato for Garnishing
1. Blend the bell pepper, tomatoes, scotch bonnet and onion together till it’s smooth
2. Heat up some vegetable oil in a large pot and add sliced onion. Leave it to fry.
3. Add the grounded pepper mix, tomato paste, seasoning cubes, curry and thyme, salt to taste and bayleaves. Allow it to fry for about 15 minutes
4. While the sauce is frying, wash the rice properly to reduce the starch content. You could wash it with warm water, that way you have to bother about parboiling it neither would you have to bother about the starch content.
5. Pour the washed rice into the sauce and then add the butter. Allow it to cook for about 3-5 minutes
6. Add the chicken stock. Make sure you don’t pour excess so that the rice doesn’t become soggy. You can pour the stock in bits if you’re not sure about the quantity.
7. Cook it for about 20 minutes or until the rice is soft and well cooked.
8. Slice some onion and tomatoes for garnishing. Stir well
Ulala! Nigerian party jollof rice is ready. Who’s ready to eat?