Try this special African jollof rice

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Jollof, made with tomatoes and rice, is a staple at many African provinces. It can be relished even without the accompaniment of a side dish.

Ingredients

300 gm rice (soaked)

1 tsp garlic (chopped)

1 tsp ginger (chopped)

1 onion (sliced)

1 cup tomatoes puree

2 cups tomatoes (diced)

Oil as required

8 garlic cloves

1 red capsicum

2 red chillies

1 tsp paprika powder

1 tsp curry powder

1 tsp black pepper powder

1 tsp salt

1 tsp thyme

1 bay leaf

Vegetable stock as required

1 cup capsicum (diced)

1 cup carrot (diced)

1 cup sweet corn

Parsley as required

Preparation

Heat oil in a pan

Add chopped ginger and garlic

Sauté well

Add sliced onions and tomato puree

Stir well and keep it aside

In a blender, add diced tomatoes, garlic cloves, diced red capsicum, onions and red chillies

Pour a bit of water and oil into it and grind into a fine paste

Add this paste into the previously prepared mixture

Add paprika powder, curry powder, black pepper powder, salt, thyme and bay leaf

Mix well

Add some vegetable stock and soaked rice

Add diced capsicum, carrots and sweet corn into it

Cook for 15 minutes with lid on

Garnish with chopped parsley

Serve hot with green salad.


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