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Foluke’s Jollof Rice

Foluke’s Jollof Rice

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.

  • 91 - 120 Minutes
  • Medium
  • Serves 5




  • 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.