30 Days of Thankfulness: Day 16

We’ve come a long way. It’s Day 16 already and it says “recipe”. I’d like to share with you, one of the favourite delicacies in Ghana and my personal favourite too; Jollof rice. It’s quite easy to prepare and you can easily get the ingredients. Let’s get to business.

Ingredients: Rice, any meat of your choice (preferably chicken), tomatoes, oil, onions, pepper, salt, spices (of your choice)

Method:

1. Cut your chicken into pieces, wash them, put them in a saucepan, add some spices and blended onions to it, add some water and set it on fire. Allow it to cook till it’s tender. (I usually marinate the chicken overnight or some hours before cooking to allow the spices to penetrate into it).

2. When the chicken becomes tender, take them out of the stock and allow them to cool and set the stock aside. 

3. Fry the chicken, set it aside and proceed to prepare your tomato sauce. (I believe we all can. Lol)

4. Make sure the sauce stays on fire for a while and keep stirring till it becomes thick. 

5. Add the rice to the sauce, pour the stock into it and stir. Add water (if necessary or if the stock isn’t enough) and salt to taste and cover the saucepan. Reduce the heat of the fire and leave it to cook.

6. Stir rice from time to time to ensure that it’s cooking evenly till it’s ready (depending on how soft you want it).

7. Take it off the fire and dish it out. Enjoy!

There you have it. It’s easy to prepare. You can choose to add vegetables to it while it’s cooking or enjoy it with salad when it’s done.

Jollof rice and chicken. Photo credit: dooneyskitchen.com

P.S: Sorry for the late delivery of this post.

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