How to prepare jollof rice in Ghana

How to prepare jollof rice in Ghana

Jollof rice is a common dish in Ghana. It is a delicacy of riced cooked with meat or vegetables. It is outstandingly colored and just by the look of it, a person can already tell that it is delicious.

how to prepare jollof rice in Ghana

Parties and festivals in Ghana are not complete without jollof rice. Some people still do not know how to make jollof rice. Outlined below is jollof rice Ghana recipe explaining how to make jollof rice easily at home.

Jollof rice preparation

Jollof rice can be prepared in several ways. People have come up with creative ways of cooking this meal. The jollof rice recipe presented in this article can be used by any person willing to learn how to prepare jollof rice.

Jollof rice ingredients

  • 1kg rice
  • 3 onions
  • Vegetable oil
  • Pieces of chicken
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Pepper
  • Tomato Puree
  • Tomatoes
  • Seasoning
  • Salt
  • Mixed veggies

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How to cook jollof rice

Step 1: Put the pieces of chicken in a pan. Ensure that is clean and dry. Add salt

Step 2: In another container, put the pepper, garlic, ginger and one onion. Wash them thoroughly and blend them.

Step 3: Pour the blended mixture into the pan containing the chicken.

Step 4: Put the pan on heat and let the chicken steam for about 10 minutes.

how to prepare jollof rice in Ghana

Step 5: In another pan, slice one onion and fry them with vegetable oil to make stew. After cooking for two minutes, add a considerable amount of tomato puree.

Step 6: Blend the remaining onion, tomatoes and pepper. Add the mixture to the onion in the pan. Let it cook for 10 minutes as you stir so that it does not stick to the pan.

Step 7: When the chicken is ready, remove it from the pan and deep fry it. Deep frying ensures that it becomes crispy. The remaining stock should be added to the stew and let to cook for 5 minutes. At this stage, you should put the chicken aside.

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Step 8: Add the mixed veggies to the stew and keep turning the food for few minutes.

Step 9: Add the rice and keep stirring until it is cooked. This should take 20-30 minutes depending on the heat.

Step 10: Now that your jollof rice is ready, serve it with the chicken. You add salad.

Here’s jollof rice picture:

how to prepare jollof rice in Ghana

This Ghanaian jollof rice recipe is very easy to follow and should be used by any person longing to eat delicious rice and chicken.

Nutritional value of jollof rice

Jollof rice calories

Having gone through the jollof rice recipe Ghana, it is good to discover the amount of calories present in the meal. Research indicates that 1 cup of jollof rice contains 247 calories whereby 12% is fat, carbohydrates are 79% and proteins amount to 9%. With the high carbohydrate content, the food provides a lot of energy in the body. The proteins also promote proper functioning of the body. As with other foods, jollof should not be overly consumed. The fats might not be appropriate for people who want to lose weight.

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