Jollof Rice

6 Servings

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 30 minutes

Diet Style


Tools You'll Need

  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Large pot
  • Cutting board
  • Chef's knife


  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup red bell peppers, diced
  • ½ medium Scotch bonnet or habanero pepper, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1½ teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1½ teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 heaping tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1½ cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 cups medium-grain rice


  1. Heat vegetable oil

    Place a large pot over medium heat and add vegetable oil.

  2. Add veggies to pot

    Once the oil is hot, add in the onion and peppers. Cook until the veggies have softened slightly, then season with salt and pepper.

  3. Mix in additional seasonings

    Add curry powder, cayenne, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, bay leaves, and ground ginger and stir to coat vegetables.

  4. Stir in liquid ingredients

    Stir in the tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, and vegetable broth. Bring mixture to a boil.

  5. Add rice to pot

    Add rice and stir to combine, then reduce the heat to low.

  6. Cook for half an hour

    Cover pot and let everything cook until the rice is al dente (about 30–35 minutes).

  7. Enjoy

    Scoop onto your plate and serve immediately!