Homemade (Oven Baked) Jollof Rice

Homemade (Oven Baked) Jollof Rice



[disclaim]Most Nigerian would never bake their rice, rather they’d just cook over fire it like their ancestors and their ancestors have always done. But what if I told you baking it would actually be a healthier method to cooking traditional jollof rice from the motherland. This recipe is a smaller portion and feeds 2-3 depending on the portions you serve [/disclaim]



  • 1 cup of Rice (Parboiled)
  • 2 cooking spoons of blended tomato and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup of stock juice
  • 2 cups of Water
  • 1 cooking spoon of oil
  • 1/2 bulb of medium onion (chopped)
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon of curry
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dry pepper
  • Pinch of thyme
  • Seasoning cubes
  • Salt to taste
  • Handful of chopped vegetables


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Heat up your oil and pour in the chopped onion and garlic. Fry till the onion and garlic for about 1 minute.
  3. Scoop your tomato paste and stir into the frying onion at this point. Let it fry for another 2 minutes.
  4. Pour in your blended tomato and seasonings and stir in. Fry this on medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  5. Pour in your rice into the pot and stir till all the tomato sauce and rice are combined. Your pot should be dryest at this point.
  6. Take it off the stove and in a small foil pan or baking pan, pour in your rice mix and smooth it out in the pan. Pour in your stock juice and water. Stir in the baking pan and place in the oven for about 35 minutes.
  7. Take it out and stir in your chopped vegetables and place back in the oven for another 5 minutes.
  8. …and Congratulations, you are finished! You can now take it out and serve it with chicken, beef, fish, etc.

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