Ever heard of Jollof Rice? Jollof Rice is a Ghanaian dish which is very similar to Mexican Rice. I think this could be a healthy little something to try for dinner one day.
Here’s how you make it.
This serves 4
½ lb to 1 lb lamb meat or any other meat of your choice. Some use beef or chicken.
Fresh pepper or cayenne pepper (2 tsp or to taste)
1 tsp. Creole spice
3 Tb tomato paste
2 cups of rice
2-3 cups of peas or mixed veggies of your choice
- Season meat with salt and garlic to taste. Meat must be cut into small cubes
- Sauté meat in pan on low heat for 20 mins or until lightly browned
- Stir meat often so it doesn’t burn.
- Next brown the meat. To do this, take a pan, pour a little oil it then add meat that was sautéed.
- After oil gets hot, lower heat and then add meat.
- Blend the tomatoes (2-3) with pepper (fresh pepper is better) and put aside
- Put 2 table spoons of oil in a large saucepan
- Add onions when oil is warm, Stir occasionally until brown
- Add blended tomatoes ( from sauce step) and stir occasionally until all juice has evaporated and sauce seems thick. Add 3 tablespoon of tomato paste, 1 teaspoon of creole spice (or to taste) and stir occasionally (You want there to be a lot of paste to turn the color, but not too much)
- Add the browned meat and 2 cups of rice and stir until the rice has absorbed some of the sauce
- Add 2 cup(s) of boiling water and stir in the peas or mixed veggies.
- Stir and lower the heat
- Leave to cook until the rice is soft
- Taste and add salt as needed
- Stir occasionally
You can serve this with a side salad. Now you’re ready to eat and enjoy!