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How to Make Party Jollof Rice

 
How to Make Party Jollof Rice
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This recipe belongs to the top 10% of the most popular recipes.popular
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
This recipe is vegan.vegan
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
 
One serving costs about $1.23

$1.23 per serving

347 people like this recipe

347 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

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spoonacular Score:87%

Spoonacular Score: 87%

 

The recipe How to Make Party Jollof Rice is ready in about 45 minutes and is definitely an amazing gluten free and vegan option for lovers of African food. For $1.35 per serving, this recipe covers 20% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe makes 3 servings with 528 calories, 12g of protein, and 2g of fat each. Many people made this recipe, and 347 would say it hit the spot. If you have bay leaves, roma tomatoes, salt, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 93%. This score is outstanding. Try Jollof Rice with Chicken from Ghana, Chex Party Mix – it is easy to make, and Make-Ahead Party Mashed Potatoes for similar recipes.

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Ingredients

Servings:
2
2  bay leaves
bay leaves
1 tsp
1 tsp curry powder
curry powder
1 Clove
1 Clove garlic
garlic
3
3  ice cubes
ice cubes
1
1  onion
onion
1 tsp
1 tsp dry pepper
dry pepper
2 cups
2 cups rice
rice
7
7  roma tomatoes
roma tomatoes
2 tsps
2 tsps salt
salt
3
3  scotch bonnet chili peppers
scotch bonnet chili peppers
1 pinch
1 pinch thyme
thyme
1
1  canned tomato puree
canned tomato puree
2
2  vegetable cooking oil
vegetable cooking oil
3 cups
3 cups water
water
2  bay leaves
2
bay leaves
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp
curry powder
1 Clove garlic
1 Clove
garlic
3  ice cubes
3
ice cubes
1  onion
1
onion
1 tsp dry pepper
1 tsp
dry pepper
2 cups rice
2 cups
rice
7  roma tomatoes
7
roma tomatoes
2 tsps salt
2 tsps
salt
3  scotch bonnet chili peppers
3
scotch bonnet chili peppers
1 pinch thyme
1 pinch
thyme
1  canned tomato puree
1
canned tomato puree
2  vegetable cooking oil
2
vegetable cooking oil
3 cups water
3 cups
water

Equipment

bowl
bowl
pot
pot
bowl
bowl
pot
pot


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Afrolems

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.22
Ingredient
2 bay leaves
1 Teaspoon curry powder
1 Clove garlic
1 onion
1 Teaspoon dry pepper
2 cups rice
7 roma tomatoes
2 Teaspoons salt
3 scotch bonnet chili peppers
Price
$0.04
$0.10
$0.07
$0.24
$0.06
$1.19
$1.63
$0.01
$0.33
$3.67

Tips

Health Tips

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • Lycopene, the chemical in tomatoes that makes them red (and healthy), is fat soluble. This means eating tomatoes with a fat — say, avocado or olive oil?improves the body's ability to absorb the lycopene. Don't hesitate to include some healthy fats in this dish to get the most health benefits from the tomatoes!

  • Be conscious of your choice of cooking oils. Some studies have shown that vegetable oils like safflower oil, sunflower oil, and canola oil might actually contribute to heart disease. Olive oil is a good alternative for low temperature cooking, while coconut oil is a recent favorite for high temperature cooking. Do your research!

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Price Tips

  • Fresh herbs can be expensive, so don't let them go to waste. If you have any leftovers, you might be able to freeze them. The Kitchn recommends freezing hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme in olive oil, while Better Homes and Gardens suggests using freezer bags to freeze basil, chives, mint, and more.

Cooking Tips

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

  • Don't have fresh herbs? Substitute dried herbs, but use about 1/3 less because dried herbs are more potent than fresh.

  • Fresh herbs should be added toward the end of the cooking process — even at the very last minute?especially delicate herbs like cilantro, basil, and dill. Hardier herbs like bay leaves, rosemary, and thyme can be added earlier.

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

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Green Tips

  • Tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes, should be bought organic when possible. Moreover, buying tomatoes from your local farmers' market when they are in season is going to make your dish much, much tastier, not to mention more eco-friendly. In fact, we recommend using canned — or better yet, jarred?tomato products when tomatoes aren't in season instead of buying imported or greenhouse-grown tomatoes.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
506 Calories
10g Protein
1g Total Fat
109g Carbs
20% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
506
25%

Fat
1g
3%

  Saturated Fat
0.85g
5%

Carbohydrates
109g
37%

  Sugar
6g
7%

Cholesterol
0.0mg
0%

Sodium
1580mg
69%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
10g
22%

Manganese
1mg
86%

Vitamin C
37mg
45%

Selenium
19µg
27%

Vitamin A
1318IU
26%

Copper
0.45mg
22%

Vitamin B6
0.44mg
22%

Phosphorus
196mg
20%

Fiber
4g
18%

Potassium
595mg
17%

Vitamin B3
3mg
15%

Magnesium
58mg
15%

Vitamin B5
1mg
15%

Vitamin K
15µg
14%

Zinc
1mg
12%

Vitamin B1
0.17mg
11%

Folate
42µg
11%

Iron
1mg
11%

Vitamin E
1mg
8%

Calcium
76mg
8%

Vitamin B2
0.11mg
7%

covered percent of daily need

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