Ghana Jollof Rice
Jollof rice is a popular food enjoyed by Ghanaians, Nigerians, and other West Africans. It can be prepared in several ways; with meat or vegetables. Cooking styles range from simple to difficult depening on how experienced you are. The quickest and easiest method is to cook rice partly and add to sauce. Cover with foil and cook for 10 minutes or less. The most difficult method is adding uncooked rice to the sauce as this requires constantly checking and adding water to ensure rice doesn't burn and is cooked completely.
Ingredients (serves 4-6 people)
2 cans of chopped tomatoes
2 large onions
2 chillies (optional)
Chopped bell peppers and carrots and whole peas (optional)
4 tablespoons of tomato paste
500g of beef or chicken (alt: mixed vegetables)
800g Jasmine rice
1,5 litres of water or stock (± 1 stock cube, depending on how much meat is used)
3 teaspoon of Eva's Kitchen All Purpose Seasoning
1 tablespoon of curry powder
1/2 tablespoon of nutmeg
Salt to taste
1 cup of water/broth from cooked meat
In a non-stick pot, fry (pre-marinated pre-cooked meat using Eva's Kitchen All Purpose Seasoning) meat in oil. When these have browned, remove and set aside.
Add onions and fry until soft before adding a teaspoonfull of Eva's Kitchen All Purpose Seasoning. Stir for 3-5 minutes. Add tomoto paste, stir for 2 mins. Add blended tomatoes with spices and the rest of the All purpose seasoning .
Allow to boil for 10-20 minutes, ensure you stir from time to time to keep from burning. Lower heat and add meat stock and/or stock cube(s),curry powder and nutmeg .Add salt to taste.
Cook for 10 more minutes on medium heat before adding rice. Stir and mix well before covering. Add Chopped bell peppers and carrots and whole peas. Cook on very low heat for 20 minutes. Add about 1 cup more of water and continue to cook on low heat until rice is cooked.