Published September 12, 2021 by with 2 comments

How To Make Nigeria Jellof Rice 2021

Hello fellow Nigerian chefs and welcome to ur new post where we well be teach 
How To Make Nigeria Jellof Rice. The Nigerian rice recipe discussed here is the Ingredient and process of how the Nigerian Jollof Rice prepared at our various homes and parties. Without any doubt we all soon know that This is the most popular Nigerian rice recipe. This is why you will always see it in parties, events, birthdays and so on. It is quite easy to prepare if you follow the simple steps.

The following are other variations of Jollof Rice. Click the links for the recipes:

  • Beef Mince Jollof Rice
  • Smoky Party Jollof Rice without Firewood
  • Leafy Jollof Rice
  • Coconut Jollof Rice
  • Mixed Vegetable Jollof Rice
  • Rice and Beans

Nigerian Jellof Rice Recipe

  •  3¾ cups (750g) long grain parboiled rice
  •   2-3 cups Tomato Stew
  •   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)
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Before you cook Jollof Rice

1.     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.

2.     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.

3.     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.

Cooking Proceedures

1.     Pour the chicken stock and the tomato stew into a sizeable pot and leave to boil.

2.     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.

3.     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 Peppered FishFried PlantainsNigerian Moi MoiNigerian Salad or Coleslaw.


Best Serve with a good refreshing drink of your choice and You can as well spice up this recipe by adding 2 well known vegetables to arrive at what we refer to as Mixed Vegetables Jollof Rice. Thank You for reading and hope to see you on our Next Post. For any questions or inquiries kindly drop a message in the comment box.




  1. This is simply amazing for somebody just starting. Keep it up! Am more than impressed.