Coconut Jollof Rice

Coconut Jollof Rice

Hi guys!

It’s been almost 2 weeks and I have missed you all so much! A lot has been going on but I am back to my regular schedule now. Today, I had a craving for coconut rice so I went to Walmart to buy the ingredients, when I got another craving for jollof rice. I was so torn between the two *cue in “Dilemma” by Nelly & Kelly*

Anyway, I did what I always do when I have multiple cravings – I combined the two. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you Coconut Jasmine Jollof Rice. 🙂 The combination of flavors is deliciously unique. The natural flavor of jasmine rice, the occasional taste and crunch of the coconut, and the jollof flavor all compliment each other in a way I never imagined possible. No one taste completely overwhelms the other. The meal leaves you guessing which taste you will meet next with each bite.

Enjoy!

Coconut Jollof Rice
Serves 3
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/3 cup coconut Oil
  2. 1 small onion - diced
  3. 1 habanero pepper - chopped
  4. 1 tablespoon minced ginger + garlic
  5. 1/2 red bell pepper - diced
  6. 3/4 cup tomato paste
  7. 1/3 cup grated coconut
  8. 5 mushrooms - sliced (optional)
  9. 1 1/2 cups jasmine rice
  10. Coconut water (substitute with water if needed)
  11. 1 seasoning cube
  12. Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in pot and saute onions, minced ginger & garlic, habanero and bell peppers till they become tender
  2. Season with seasoning cube and add tomato paste. Cook for 5 minutes and add rice
  3. Add 2 cups of coconut water (or water) and cook on low heat till rice becomes soft, adding more water as necessary. Add mushrooms when rice is halfway cooked.
  4. Taste for salt and adjust as necessary.
  5. Once rice is soft, serve hot with protein of choice (and of course plantain)
Notes
  1. Extracting flesh from coconut: Use the blunt end of a chef knife to hit coconut shell around its circumference until it cracks open. Use a butter knife to pry flesh away from shell
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