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Nigerian Oven Baked Jollof Rice

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The basics of jollof rice are the same no matter what you do. This recipe is a smaller portion and feeds 2-3 depending on the portions you serve. For my foreign friends that wonder what the most popular foods are in Nigeria or West Africa generally, Jollof Rice is certainly one of them. Hope you enjoy it if you make it.


Serves: 2-3

  • 1 cup rice (parboiled)
  • 8 tablespoons crushed tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup chicken broth concentrate or cube
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 bulb red onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 pinch of thyme
  • 2 small seasoning cubes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 handful any vegetables (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder


Nigerian Oven Baked Jollof Rice is a community recipe submitted by afrolems and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 F.
  • Heat up your oil and pour in the chopped onion and garlic. Fry till the onion and garlic for about 1 minute.
  • Scoop your tomato paste and stir into the frying onion at this point. Let it fry for another 2 minutes.
  • Pour in your blended tomato and seasonings and stir in. Fry this on medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  • Pour in your rice into the pot and stir till all the tomato sauce and rice are combined. Your pot should be dryish at this point.
  • Take it off the stove and in a small foil pan or baking pan, pour in your rice mix and smoothen it out in the pan. Pour in your stock juice and water. Stir in the baking pan and place in the oven for about 35 minutes.
  • Take it out and stir in your chopped vegetables and place back in the oven for another 5 minutes.
  • Take out and serve with chicken, beef, fish or any protein of your choice.
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