Jollof Rice


Popular and spicy West African chicken and rice dish.

Jollof rice in skillet
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 large onion, sliced

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes

  • ½ (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 (3 pound) whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces

  • 1 cup uncooked white rice

  • 1 cup diced carrots

  • ½ pound fresh green beans, trimmed and snapped into 1 to 2 inch pieces

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Pour oil into large saucepan. Cook onion in oil over medium-low heat until translucent.

  2. Stir in stewed tomatoes and tomato paste, and season with salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, Worcestershire sauce and rosemary. Cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, stir in water, and add chicken pieces. Simmer for 30 minutes.

  3. Stir in rice, carrots, and green beans, and season with nutmeg. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover, and simmer until the chicken is fork-tender and the rice is cooked, 25 to 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

332 Calories
13g Fat
34g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 332
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 713mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 17mg 86%
Calcium 77mg 6%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 589mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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