Ghana Jollof Rice

Jollof Rice

Jollof rice is a popular dish in West African countries. Enjoy with your favorite mixed vegetables or with meat.

(Serves 4)

17 oz. beef, chicken, lamb, or mixed vegetables
¼ c. vegetable oil
4 large onions
6 large tomatoes, blended
6 cloves garlic, pressed
6 ¼ c. water or stock
2 T tomato paste
1 t ground white and black pepper
Salt to taste
4 1/2 c. long grain rice

Boil meat with salt, pepper and some chopped onions in a medium pot until tender –  approximately 20 to 45 minutes or more, depending the cut of meat. A pressure cooker can shorten the process if using beef. Reserve the stock for later use. In a nonstick pot, sauté pre-cooked meat in oil. When browned, remove and set aside. Add onions, and sauté until soft before adding garlic and blended tomatoes. Add stock, tomato paste, ground white and black pepper, and stir. Season strongly because rice will later be added to this sauce. Cook for about 10 minutes on medium heat. Add rice. Mix well before covering. Cook on low heat for about 20 minutes. Add beef or mixed vegetables and mix well. Add about 1 cup more of water and continue to cook on low heat until rice is done.

Amount Per Serving: Calories 389, Total Fat 4 g, Sodium 271 mg, Total Carbohydrates 63 g, Sugars 5 g, Fiber 3 g, Protein 23 g

  5 comments for “Ghana Jollof Rice

  1. Anonymous
    October 5, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    That is not ghanaian jollof rice. What is that?

    • UMass Memorial
      October 6, 2020 at 8:58 am

      If you have a recipe to share, we’d love to see it 🙂

  2. Anonymous
    August 22, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    As a Ghanaian and part of the Umass family, I have to say our Ghanaian Jollof looks nothing like what’s in the picture.

    • UMass Memorial
      August 24, 2020 at 8:54 am

      Hmmmm. Interesting. We made the recipe submitted to us and took the picture. Do you have an alternative way to make it or a photo? We’d love to see it and share it to our readers.

  3. Anonymous
    August 17, 2020 at 9:31 am

    Ghana Jollof Rice is delicious, a staple and a party dish. Thanks for sharing

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