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Foluke's Jollof Rice

  • 91 - 120 Minutes
  • Medium
  • Serves 5

Jollof rice is a staple at gatherings in Africa, with each region putting a different twist to the dish. This mouth-watering jollof is a family recipe from Foluke. See her and her family in our Tildalicious video, and recreate it at home!

Tildalicious Tip: If you are cooking for the whole family and don’t want the rice to be too hot, omit the scotch bonnet.



500 grams Tilda Pure Basmati grain rice
1 scotch bonnet pepper
1 tins of plum tomatoes
1 large white onion, chopped
1 large red bell pepper
½ tbsp of curry powder
1 tbsp of concentrated tomato paste
1 tbsp of mixed herbs
Bay leaves
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp of all purpose seasoning
1 chicken knorr cube
3 tbsp of  oil

  1. Finely chop the onion and scotch bonnet and place in a blender with the two tins of tomatoes and the concentrated tomato paste. Blend until smooth.
  2. Heat the sunflower oil in a pan and add the contents from the blender, the seasoning, herbs and then mix the with chicken stock. Simmer on a low heat for 60 minutes.
  3. Wash 500g of Tilda rice thoroughly until the water runs clear and add the rice into the jollof mixture. Simmer for another 10-12 minutes, always on a low heat.
  4. Season to taste.
  5. Serve as a side dish with oven-roasted marinated chicken and coleslaw.

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