How to make Ghana Jollof (oven-baked)
This is no ordinary Jollof Rice, this is Ghanaian oven-baked Jollof Rice.
The oven-baked Jollof Rice is filled with loads of nutrients and goodness.
Boiling / Baking
3 cups of rice
Half a can of plum tomatoes/ 3 medium tomatoes
90 grams tomato paste
2 cooking spoons vegetable oil
2 big onions
2 big red bell pepper
1 scotch bonnet
2 bay leaves
1 cup Meat or chicken stock/water
2 Knorr cubes
1/2 teaspoon your preferred seasoning
1/2 teaspoon Curry powder
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon white pepper
Salt to taste
- Parboil the rice first, drain the water and set it aside.
2. Blend half the can of plum tomatoes, two bell peppers, 1 scotch bonnet, 1 tablespoon minced ginger and onion, blend till smooth and set aside.
3. In a large pot, add 1 cooking spoon of vegetable oil, set on a hob on medium heat, when it’s hot enough, add half a bulb of sliced onions, sauté for 2 minutes then add the blended pepper, 2 Knorr chicken cubes, the white pepper, curry, thyme and salt to taste.
4. Fry on medium heat for 15 minutes thereabouts, stir at intervals to prevent burning.
5. Get a smaller pan, add 3 tablespoon oil, when it’s hot, add some sliced onions and sauté till fragrant. Add tomato purée and fry for 5-6 minutes or until the purée loses its sourness.
6. Add the stock, if you haven’t got any, that’s OK, just add a bit of water instead, you can also add your own preferred spices.
7. Cook for a further 3-5 minutes, then add the fried tomato purée along with the oil. Stir to combine, let this stew for 3 minutes.
8. Transfer the parboiled rice to the stew, do this gradually so you can control the quantities, add two bay leaves. Then transfer the contents into a foil pan or roasting dish.
9. Cover with foil paper, double it up as the rice needs adequate steam to cook evenly and fast.
10. Put the food into the preheated oven. After about 30 minutes, check on the rice, the stew should have dried up significantly. Add some more sliced onions and tomatoes. Stir and combine
11. Bake again for about 40 minutes.
Your baked Ghana Jollof is ready.Tags: Baked Ghana Jollof Jollof Jollof rice Recipe