A Party or Event in Nigeria is not complete without Nigerian Jollof Rice A.K.A Party Jollof. I am one foodie so I wont lie, I am always excited when its time for Item 7. Not because they will serve drinks or swallow or small chops but because I know I go chop party jollof and push it down with a bottle of coke. That's the life, hun?

However, some people no sabi as those old women dey take make this sumptuous party jollof and we never even bother to find out. The lucky ones are those whose moms are caterers or also partake in party cooking. An end has come to concoction rice or peppered rice or all those home rice wey dey get comma.

Today, we go learn as dem dey take prepare party jollof. Its not hard at all. Even the guys sef can try it out!


3 cigar cups |

750g long grain parboiled rice

 Tomato Stew

500 mls Chicken (whole chicken, drumsticks or chicken breast)

 Pepper and salt (to taste)

 2 medium onions

 3 Knorr cubes

  2 teaspoons thyme

 Before you cook Jollof Rice Prepare the tomato stew. It is advisable to prepare tomato stew before hand and keep in the freezer. This is so that whenever you want to cook any jollof rice related dish, it is just a matter of adding it to your cooking.

 If you will use whole chicken then wash and cut it into pieces. Cook with the thyme, Knorr cubes and 2 bulbs of onions (chopped). The cooking time depends on the type of chicken. The rooster or cockerel cooks much faster than the hen but the hen is definitely tastier.

When done, grill it in an oven. You may also fry it. This is to give it a golden look which is more presentable especially if you have guests for dinner. Parboil the rice using the method detailed in parboiling rice for cooking jollof rice. Rinse the parboiled rice and put in a sieve to drain.

Cooking Directions

Pour the chicken stock and the tomato stew into a sizeable pot and leave to boil.

Add the drained parboiled rice, salt and pepper to taste.

The water level should be the same level of the rice. This is to ensure that all the water dries up by the time the rice is cooked. Cover the pot and leave to cook on low to medium heat. This way the rice does not burn before the water dries up.

 If you parboiled the rice as described at parboiling rice for cooking jollof rice, the rice should be done by the time the water is dry.

Taste to confirm. If not, you will need to add more water and reduce the heat to prevent burning.

Keep cooking till done.

Serve with Fried Plantain, Nigerian Moi Moi, Nigerian Salad or Coleslaw.

Yum! Yum! Our Part Jollof is ready!

Make sure you try it out!

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Ogunmola Oluwawemimo said...

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Emete Smart said...

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