UCHENNA IHENETU 10 / 31 / 2012 HOW TO COOK JOLLOF RICE You can prepare well cooked jollof rice by doing the following steps. You need to go to the market and purchase the required ingredients necessary for the preparation of the jollof rice which includes; two cigars of long grain white rice, chicken ( drumstick, chicken breast ), pepper and salt ( to taste ), tomatoes , onions, seasoning ( three maggi cubes and thyme). Firstly, you prepare the tomato stew by pouring the fresh tomato blend into a pot and cooking at heat till the water has dried. Then, you add your vegetable oil and the chopped onions and cook at very low heat and stir at short intervals till the oil has completely separated from the tomato puree; and then you leave it to cool down. Secondly, you pour the chicken stock made from washing and cutting of the chicken into pieces and then cooked with the seasoning and two bulbs of onions (chopped); and the tomato stew into a sizeable pot and leave to boil. Then, you add well cooked and drained parboiled rice, salt and pepper to taste. You make sure the water level should be the same level of the rice; to ensure that all the water dries up by the time the rice is cooked. Finally, you cover the pot and leave to cook on low to medium heat, to ensure that the rice does not burn before the water dries up. Keep cooking till done. You may now serve the well cooked jollof rice with fried plantain, salad, or coleslaw.
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