For the Leafy Jollof Rice in the video below, I used:
350g (0.8 lbs) long grain parboiled rice
300 mls Tomato Stew
1kg (2.2 lbs) goat meat
2 handfuls spinach
1 medium onion
2 small stock cubes
Habanero pepper (to taste)
Salt (to taste)
2 tablespoons crayfish
Notes about the ingredients
Other vegetables you can use: Ugu (Nigerian Pumpkin leaves), scent leaves or Green Amaranth.
Other meats you can use: chicken, lamb, beef. When using chicken, skip crayfish and add thyme when seasoning the chicken.
Habanero pepper is atarodo, atarugu or ose oyibo.
Before you cook the Leafy Jollof Rice
Prepare the tomato stew. Visit the Tomato Stew page for details on how to do that. 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.
Parboil the rice using the method detailed in parboiling rice for cooking jollof rice. Rinse the parboiled rice with cool water and put in a sieve to drain.
Pound the habanero pepper.
Grind the crayfish.
Wash and cut the leafy vegetables.
Dice the onion.
Cook the goat meat with the stock cubes and half of the diced onions.
When done, separate the goat meat from the goat meat stock and grill the meat in the oven. You can also deep-fry them.
Pour the goat meat stock into a sizeable pot.
Add the crayfish, some of the tomato stew and some salt. Stir, cover and start cooking on medium heat.
When it boils, add the drained parboiled rice and stir. The water level should be at the same level as the rice. This is to ensure that by the time all the water dries up, the rice will be done and there will be no need to add more water. You will need to parboil the rice correctly for this to happen.
Cover the pot and leave to cook on low to medium heat. This way the rice does not burn before the water dries up.
When you can no longer see the water (but the water is not yet dry), add the remaining onions and tomato stew. Cover and continue cooking till all the water dries up.
If you parboiled the rice correctly, 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.
When dry, add the leafy vegetables, stir very well without squashing the rice and take it off the stove immediately.
Basic Ghanaian Gravy
- 2medium onions, diced
- 8tomatoes, Romas preferred
- 1⁄2cup vegetable oil
- 1teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1teaspoon seasoning salt
- 1⁄2teaspoon thyme
- 1green pepper, diced (optional)
- Heat oil in frying pan and saute onions until soft, but not brown.
- Add tomatoes, cayenne pepper, seasoning salt and thyme (plus green pepper is using).
- Fry for 30 minutes until tomatoes are soft and deep red in color.
Source : www.geniuskitchen.com
Domada (Gambian Peanut Stew)
- 1 lb beef steak or 1 lb chicken breast, cut into ½ inch chunks (or use bone-in chicken pieces and simmer them in the sauce; once cooked leave the pieces whole or remove the meat from the bones and add it back to the stew.)
- 1 large onion, diced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 Roma tomatoes, diced
- ½ can (3 oz) tomato paste
- ¾ cup natural, unsweetened peanut butter
- 4 Maggi or Knorr tomato bouillon cubes
- 3 cups water
- Scotch bonnet chilies, diced, according to heat preference
- 4 cups pumpkin or sweet potato, diced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat the oil in large Dutch oven. Saute the onions until golden. Add the beef and garlic and continue to sauté until the beef is no longer pink. Add the tomatoes and cook for 3 minutes. Add the tomato paste, chilies, peanut butter and stir to combine. Add the water and bouillon cubes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add squash, cover, and continue to cook for 35-40 minutes or until the pumpkin is tender, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper.
- Serve hot with rice. This stew tastes even better the next day.
How to cook Nigerian Jollof Rice
Source : www.nigerianfoodchannel.com