The list below is not in any particular order…. It’s just for “Discussion purpose” you have the right to add, subtract or disagree……
(1.) JOLLOF RICE
This delicious meal is one of the most popular foods in
Nigeria. Although it is not synonymous to Nigeria alone
but also to other West African countries. Jollof rice is
the go to meal at occasions in Nigeria…. – everybody loves JOLLOF RICE. (well, except me tho.) seriously am not a fan.
How to Prepare Jellof Rice
The following are other variations of Jollof Rice:
Leafy Jollof Rice
Coconut Jollof Rice
Mixed Vegetable Jollof Rice
Rice and Beans
3 cigar cups | 750g long grain parboiled rice
Tomato Stew 500 mls
Chicken (whole chicken, drumsticks or chicken breast)
Pepper and salt (to taste)
2 medium onions
3 Knorr cubes
2 teaspoons thyme
2 teaspoons curry powder (Nigerian curry powder)
Before you cook 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.
If you will use whole chicken then wash and cut it into pieces. Cook with the thyme, Knorr cubes and 2 bulbs of onions (chopped). The cooking time depends on the type of chicken. The rooster or cockerel cooks much faster than the hen but the hen is definitely tastier. When done, grill it in an oven. You may also fry it. This is to give it a golden look which is more presentable especially if you have guests for dinner.
Parboil the rice using the method detailed in parboiling rice for cooking jollof rice. Rinse the parboiled rice and put in a sieve to drain.
Pour the chicken stock and the tomato stew into a sizeable pot and leave to boil.
Add the drained parboiled rice, curry powder, salt and pepper to taste. The water level should be the same level of the rice. This is to ensure that all the water dries up by the time the rice is cooked.
Cover the pot and leave to cook on low to medium heat. This way the rice does not burn before the water dries up.
If you parboiled the rice as described at parboiling rice for cooking jollof rice, 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.
Serve with Fried Plantain, Nigerian Moi Moi, Nigerian Salad or Coleslaw.
You can spice up this recipe by adding 2 well known vegetables to arrive at what we refer to as Mixed Vegetables Jollof Rice.
If you have any questions about cooking the best Nigerian Jollof Rice. contact me
Or eba as most people will call it is very popular in
Nigeria. This dish made from cassava is something
every Nigerian must have had in one way or another.
Garri is best served with soup, beans, or just with milk
and groundnut. (that depends whether you want to drink it tho.)
Indomie, loved by kids, ladies mostly, few guys is
another meal that is well known in Nigeria. (………. Meanwhile……..) Some people call it a lazy man’s food because it is
prepared in less than 5 minutes. This facts made
indomie one of the most popular foods in Nigeria.
Akara is just a deap fried bean cake. It is filled with
protein and is best taken with pap (made from
grounded corn). Most people love taking akara with
Someone might chop my head off if this doesn’t make the list…… Suya, hmmmmmmn….. Usually the go-to companion if you want to impress that new chick when coming back from work.
Suya is grilled meat done in an open fire. It is done
mostly at night by majority of hausa’s and it is served
with big chops of onion, cabbage and pepper in a
Others that could have graced the list are:
*Gala (sausage roll)
Etc……… Add yours