Jollof Rice recipe

Enjoy this Liberian version of a West African favorite.


  • 2 lbs. meat (your choice of chicken, shrimp, pork)
  • ¾  c. vegetable oil
  • ½ c. yellow onion, finely chopped
  • ½ c. green pepper, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 16-oz. can whole tomatoes
  • 2 6-oz. cans tomato paste
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 T. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • ½ tsp. thyme
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 2 c. white rice

Cut meat into 1-inch chunks and sauté in ½ cup vegetable oil until slightly brown.  In another pan sauté onion, green pepper, ground ginger and ¼ cup vegetable oil until onions are soft.  Add can of whole tomatoes and simmer for 5 minutes.  Add tomato paste, water, salt, black pepper, thyme, crushed red pepper and meat.  Simmer for 20 minutes.  Prepare rice in its own pot according to package instructions. Combine stew with rice and serve hot.  Yields 8 servings.

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