Jollof Rice with Beef

Jollof Rice with Beef Rice stewed in a tomato and meat sauce–a delicious savory West African dish.


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 25 mins

    COOK : 41 mins

    TOTAL : 1 hr 6 mins

    SERVING : 8

    YIELD : 8 servings

  • Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and ginger; cook and stir until softened, about 5 minutes. Add tomato paste and cayenne pepper; cook, stirring constantly, until dark and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, 3/4 cup water, salt, and pepper. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat.

  • Heat remaining 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a separate pot. Season stew meat with salt and pepper. Cook in the hot oil until browned, 1 to 2 minutes per side.

  • Stir meat into the simmering tomato mixture. Add jasmine rice. Pour in enough water to cover the rice. Cover and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until stew meat and rice are tender, about 30 minutes.

Per Serving: 525 calories; protein 16.8g; carbohydrates 83.5g; fat 13g; cholesterol 31.2mg; sodium 82.5mg. The beef can be left out or substituted with chicken or fish.