Nigerian Joloff Rice

Nigerian Joloff Rice & Chicken.jpg
Nigerian Joloff Rice & Chicken.jpg

It's a flavorful African dish with a twist. Cooking instructor Priscilla Umeda joined us to share a Nigerian signature staple-- Joloff Rice. She says cooking fluffy rice can be a miss or hit; but if you follow this recipe, you'll get it right.

Nigerian Joloff Rice

  • 2 cups long grain parboiled rice
  • 1 jar Priscilla's Spicy Rice & Pasta sauce (**checking with chef for substitution**)
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup minced onions
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp minced garlic (optional)
  • 2.5 - 3.5 cups of chicken or vegetable stock


  1. Heat oil in a saucepan to medium heat.
  2. Saute onions, garlic till softened.
  3. Add paprika and toast for a minute..this lends smoky flavor to rice
  4. Add spicy sauce and stir to combine.
  5. Add washed rice, stir till rice is all coated with sauce
  6. Salt to taste. Cover to cook on low heat for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Add 2 cups of liquid/stock for a start; stir to combine and let it cook covered till liquid is almost absorbed (about 10 - 15 minutes).
  8. Stir and check if rice is tender. Check for seasoning, finish with fresh thyme.
  9. Be sure to take pan off the heat shy off doness. This is the because the residual heat will continue to cook rice.

Fluff and serve hot or warm!

For more great recipes, visit Priscilla's blog.