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Jollof Rice

Jollof Rice

145 Ratings
145 Ratings
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Makes: 12 Servings
Total Cost: $$$$

Flavors abound in this chicken, veggie, and rice dish!  This recipe makes 12 servings, which will provide you with plenty of tasty leftovers the next day!

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds cooked meat, cut into 1-inch cubes (use chicken, bacon, shrimp, or smoked pork)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, yellow (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup green peppers (finely chopped)
  • ground ginger (1/2 teaspoon, optional)
  • 1 can whole tomatoes, low-sodium (14.5 ounces)
  • 2 cans tomato paste, low-sodium (6 ounces each)
  • 8 cups water (2 quarts)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 cups white rice
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth, low-sodium
  • 2 1/2 cups water

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Sauté cooked meat in oil until slightly brown.
  3. In a large kettle, sauté yellow onion, green pepper, and ginger in vegetable oil until onions are soft.
  4. Add whole tomatoes and simmer for five minutes.
  5. Add tomato paste, 2 quarts water, salt, black pepper, thyme, and red pepper.
  6. Add cooked meat, simmer 20 minutes longer.
  7. In a 2-quart saucepan, cook rice in 5 cups of chicken stock and water until tender.
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Pour the rice in a deep bowl and arrange the meat in the center.

Notes

  • Jollof Rice is a Liberian dish.
  • Chicken used in nutrition and cost calculations.

Learn more about:

Source:

North Dakota Food and Culture: A Taste of World Cuisine
North Dakota State University Extension Service

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/12 of recipe (514g)
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 285
Total Fat 11 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Cholesterol 32 mg
Sodium 77 mg
Carbohydrates 34 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Total Sugars 5 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 13 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 46 mg
Iron 3 mg
Potassium 543 mg

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Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 285
Total Fat 11 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g
Linoleic Acid 2 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.1 g
Omega 3 - EPA 5 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 23 mg
Cholesterol 32 mg
Carbohydrates 34 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Total Sugars 5 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 13 g
Minerals
Calcium 46 mg
Potassium 543 mg
Sodium 77 mg
Copper 277 mcg
Iron 3 mg
Magnesium 40 mg
Phosphorus 165 mg
Selenium 15 mcg
Zinc 1 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 51 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.4 mg
Vitamin B12 0.2 mg
Vitamin C 15 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 2 mg
Vitamin K 7 mcg
Folate 98 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.2 mg
Riboflavin 0.2 mg
Niacin 6 mg
Choline 47 mg

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MyPlate Food Groups

Vegetables 1/2 cups
Grains 1 ounces
Protein Foods 1 1/2 ounces

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