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Smoky Jollof Rice

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Posted on February 01 2020

Smoky Jollof Rice



  • 3 cups of long grain white rice
  • 1.5 cups Any Tomato Based Simmer Sauce
  • 2 tsp Iya Foods Jollof Rice Seasoning
  • ½ tsp Iya Foods Chili Pepper Flakes
  • 2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil or 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp sea salt


  1. Rinse rice a couple times and strain to drain water
  2. Combine rice and all the ingredients in an Instant Pot or a medium sized pot
  3. Add water at approx. ratio 1.5 water : 1 cup rice
  4. Cover, seal and push ‘Rice’, if your Instant-Pot does not have a ‘rice’ function, select ‘manual’ and then set for 10 mins on high pressure. For medium sized pot, cover and cook for 20 – 30 mins on medium heat.
  5. Once pressure is released, gently stir and serve. For medium pots, stir and serve

Tip – To achieve a stronger smoky flavor, traditional caterers in West Africa do two things

  1. Intentionally allow the base of the jollof rice to burn a bit on high heat in first 10 mins
  2. Then lower heat to medium for the rest of the cooking time while pot stays covered so the burn base can further smoke the rest

 Serve with vegetables and/or desired protein such as chicken, steak or seafood

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