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Recipe Thursday: How to Make Liberian Jollof Rice

Africa is the home of very delicious, classic and even spiritual meals. At ILoveAfrica, we love to share very exotic meal recipes from all over the continent, and today we have Liberian Jollof Rice. Jollof rice is a popular west African meal with variations according to country. This is how to make the Liberian Variation of this popular meal.Recipe Thursday: How to Make Liberian Jollof Rice

Ingredients For Liberian Jollof Rice

1/2 c. vegetable oil
1 lb chicken, shrimp, fish or other meat 3-4 c. water or stock
1/2 c. onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic
1/2 c. green or red pepper, finely chopped 2 cups long grain rice
1 6-oz. can tomato paste
1 16 oz can tomatoes, diced
2 chopped carrots
1 c. green beans
1 c. shredded cabbage
1T.salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. thyme
1 tsp. crushed red pepper or fresh chilies
1/2 tsp. ground ginger or allspice (optional)
Vegetable options: you can also add any or all of the following: mushrooms, eggplant, squash

 

Preparation:

In a skillet, saute the chicken, meat or fish in 1/4 c. vegetable oil. Remove from heat and set aside in larger pot. Add 2-3 cups stock or water to chicken and simmer for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, saute onion, and green or red pepper until soft in oil, 4-5 min; add garlic and saute 1-2 min longer. Stir rice into the onions and peppers, then add tomato paste, stirring to coat rice and give it a reddish hue. Add chopped tomatoes, and let them cook down for several minutes. Pour this mixture over the chicken, add carrots, green beans, cabbage and spices. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve on a platter, garnish with sliced hard-boiled egg, cilantro or parsley.

Recipe: @Franktheatre

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