• 2 cups long grain parboiled rice
  • 1 cup beans
  • Tomato Stew
  • Chicken or Fish
  • Pepper and salt (to taste)
  • 2 medium onions
  • 2 stock cubes
  • 1 teaspoon thyme

Before Cooking the jollof rice and beans:

  • Wash and soak the beans for about 5 hours. Discard the water and rinse the
  • Put the beans in a pot, pour some water and set to boil.
  • Once the beans starts boiling, turn off the heat, throw away the water and wash
    again. These steps will help minimize the indigestion associated with beans for
    most people.
  • Prepare the tomato stew.
  • Parboil the rice
  • Cook the chicken till tender with the chopped onions, thyme and stock cubes. If
    you will rather use fish, boil the fish for 5 minutes using the same amount of
    seasoning. Fry or grill the chicken or the fish and set aside.

Method of Preparation:

Step 1: Cook the beans till tender and set aside.
Step 2: Pour the chicken/fish stock into a pot big enough to accommodate the rice and
beans, bearing in mind that the rice will raise some more.
Step 3: Add the tomato stew, the parboiled rice and the cooked beans. Check that the
water level is just less than the level of the rice and beans.
Step 4: Add pepper and salt to taste.
Step 5: Stir, cover the pot and cook at low to medium heat till the water is dry.
Serve with the fried chicken or fish and Fried Plantain


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