Nigerian jollof rice, or “party jollof” is a one pot, tomato and pepper infused rice with a layer of crispy rice at the bottom. My recipe is vegan, packed with flavor, and Nigerian-partner approved!
Vegan, gluten-free, ready in 30 minutes. This recipe comes together in barely any time and it is so delicious, hearty and totally vegan
Great for make-ahead meals. I typically make a huge batch and we tend to eat it with different curries and mains through the week. It also freezes excellently
Super simple to make substitutions. You don’t have a blender? No worries, just use canned marinara sauce and add some habanero sauce to it (blasphemous, but you gotta get by sometimes) Don’t want it spicy? Just take out the habanero. Works each time
Difference between Nigerian and Ghanaian jollof rice
There is a ton of debate on where jollof originated, and which jollof rice is the best (sparking online wars). But I’ll say – jollof rice, to me, is a dish that every household has their own recipe for. It’s like a Thanksgiving turkey, or cornbread. And my jollof rice is based on my sister-in-law’s recipe (aka, it’s the real deal).
That said, there are a couple of key differences between Nigerian and Ghanaian jollof.