Nigerian Style Jollof Rice

For a quick and flavorful dish, try this Nigerian Style Jollof Rice. It’s a vibrant and flavorful meal made easy with Minute® Instant Basmati Rice, perfect for any occasion!

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Nigerian Style Jollof Rice

Cooking time PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 15 mins
Servings SERVES 2-4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 25 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 15 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 25 mins


  • 1 cup Minute® Instant Basmati Rice
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 4 plum tomatoes
  • ½ bell pepper, rough chop
  • 1 small red onion, rough chop
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp ginger, peeled
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp salt


  • For a taste of West Africa, try this Nigerian Style Jollof Rice. Bursting with rich spices and fresh ingredients, it’s a vibrant dish that’s sure to delight your taste buds!

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions. Replace water with chicken broth.

    Step 2

  • In a blender, add tomatoes, bell pepper, onion, garlic, ginger.

    Step 3

  • Heat oil in a medium pot over high heat. Add puree mixture and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in the paprika, thyme, nutmeg, bay leaf, and salt.

    Step 4

  • Add cooked rice to the mixture. Let stand for 5 minutes and serve.

    Recipe Tip

    Add a scotch bonnet to the puree if you would like it to be spicy.

A Taste of Nigeria

Indulge in the rich, vibrant flavors of West Africa with our Nigerian Style Jollof Rice. This iconic dish is known for its bold, spicy taste and aromatic blend of tomatoes, peppers, and spices. Using Minute® Instant Basmati Rice, this recipe brings the traditional flavors of Jollof Rice to your table in just 25 minutes. The quick-cooking nature of Minute® Instant Basmati Rice ensures you get a fluffy, perfectly cooked rice every time, making it the ideal base for this flavorful dish.

Whether you’re cooking for a busy weeknight dinner or looking to impress guests with a taste of Nigeria, this recipe is a winner. The combination of fresh vegetables and spices with the convenience of Minute® Instant Basmati Rice makes it easy to create a delicious, authentic meal in no time.

Versatile and Delicious

What makes this Jollof Rice recipe truly special is its versatility. Start with the basic ingredients and follow the simple steps to create a delicious meal. For an extra kick, add a scotch bonnet to the puree mixture for a spicy twist. Pair this dish with grilled chicken, fried plantains, or a fresh green salad to complete your meal. Toppings like sliced avocado or a sprinkle of chopped cilantro can add an extra layer of flavor and freshness.

Minute® Instant Basmati Rice not only saves you time but also guarantees a delightful dining experience with its light and fluffy texture. This recipe is perfect for those who love exploring new cuisines without spending hours in the kitchen. Try it today and enjoy a little taste of Nigeria with every bite.

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