Jollof Rice

3 chopped fresh tomatoes

2 generous tablespoons of tomato paste

1 finely chopped onion

Salt, pepper, ginger, garlic to taste


Vegetable oil

As always, the measurements are sketchy so eyeball things. Heat the oil in a pan, add onions, ginger, garlic and red pepper, cook until soft, add tomato paste, stir, then fresh tomatoes. The point of all the tomatoes is to give that reddish-orange color to the rice so don’t worry about the abundance of tomatoes. Season the stew with salt, maybe some mixed herbs, then add enough rice (not too much else the color wont take and itll be tasteless), then water to cover.  Eyeball all of this, because I’m not dead on my measurements. Cook on medium until the rice is done. If you are not used to cooking please check. I shall accept no responsibility. 🙂


2 plantains                                                    or                                                            1 banana

2 tbsp very finely chopped onion           or                                                            ¾ tbsp onion

1 ½ very finely chopped ginger            or                                                            ½ tbsp ginger

4-6 tbsp flour                                              or                                                            2 tbsp flour

Red pepper (chili powder or pepper flakes, or both)

Salt to taste

Palm oil                                                  or                                                            Vegetable oil

Mash plantains/bananas thoroughly, add chopped onions, ginger, pepper, flour and salt. Mix well. Heat the oil in a frying pan. Using a tablespoon drop the mixture into the pan. Brown on both sides and drain on paper towels.


–          You should eyeball the flour, I only added measurements for the sake of those people who like to measure every little thing out.

–          The bananas don’t really brown, or at least they didn’t with me so don’t “brown” them for too long else they’ll brown you papa

–          If you decide to try palm oil and bananas don’t say I didn’t warn you.


One Response to Recipes

  1. Selorm says:

    jollof papa paaaaaaaaaaaaaa…u no go get sef

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