Ghanaian Jollof Rice

Ghanaian Jollof Rice

The popular 'Ghanaian Jollof Rice' :). Delicious dish served with lamb or fish stew.


1 medium size onion – thinly sliced or chopped
1 medium size tomato – de-skinned and chopped
Few sprigs of fresh thyme, or a sprinkle of dried thyme
1 teaspoon chilli powder
2 teaspoons shrimp stock
1 teaspoon tomato puree
Cooking oil
Basmati rice – washed
Frozen vegetables

Serves 2


  1. Sauté the onions until soften for about 2 minutes on a medium heat.
  2. Add the chopped tomato and the fresh thyme. Stir until tomato softens.
  3. Then add the tomato puree, chilli powder and shrimp stock. Stir for a few seconds and then add the washed rice. Coat the rice in the gravy for a few seconds.
  4. Then add water. Taste the seasoning, add salt if you think necessary. Reduce the heat to low and let the rice cook for about 20 minutes.
  5. Add the frozen vegetables and stir gently into the rice. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  6. I like the vegetable to be crunchy when I serve it. If you like the vegetable to be soft and cooked, you can add the vegetable at step 3, just after the rice.

Serve the jollof rice with shiito (recipe will follow soon) or fish stew or fried fish, boiled egg and green salad.

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