Rice stewed in a tomato and meat sauce--a delicious savory West African dish.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
41 mins
total:
1 hr 6 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
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Directions

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  • Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and ginger; cook and stir until softened, about 5 minutes. Add tomato paste and cayenne pepper; cook, stirring constantly, until dark and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, 3/4 cup water, salt, and pepper. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat.

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  • Heat remaining 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a separate pot. Season stew meat with salt and pepper. Cook in the hot oil until browned, 1 to 2 minutes per side.

  • Stir meat into the simmering tomato mixture. Add jasmine rice. Pour in enough water to cover the rice. Cover and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until stew meat and rice are tender, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Note:

The beef can be left out or substituted with chicken or fish.

Nutrition Facts

525 calories; protein 16.8g 34% DV; carbohydrates 83.5g 27% DV; fat 13g 20% DV; cholesterol 31.2mg 10% DV; sodium 82.5mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2020
The flavor of this rice is really good! (though I’ve never had it before and don’t know what it tastes like from a pro lol) either way it’s good. One thing I had to do was put the meat in a liquid and let it cook extremely low for about an hour more because it was so tough. Once I did that and put it back it the rice it was super yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2018
I loved this. I mixed the ingredients in the rice cooker nixed the beef and made jerk chicken with it instead. Tasted like my favourite restaurants jollof. Thanks for sharing! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2020
The flavor of this rice is really good! (though I’ve never had it before and don’t know what it tastes like from a pro lol) either way it’s good. One thing I had to do was put the meat in a liquid and let it cook extremely low for about an hour more because it was so tough. Once I did that and put it back it the rice it was super yum! Read More
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