Since the first day I had the Ghanaian version of Jollof rice, I had fallen in love with cooking jollof rice with the Ghanaian recipe. One major difference between the kind and the Nigerian is the kind of rice used and the mixed vegetables added to the Ghanaian recipe.
Here is my my first class and tested till perfect recipe that you will find easy to adapt as one of your regular jollof rice recipe.
4 Cups of rice Long grain
4 tbs tomato paste
3 large onions
1 cup Crushed tomatoes
Chicken cut into pieces
How to Prepare the Ghanaian Jollof Rice
Blend 2 onions, 1 bell pepper and one chili pepper in a blender, add 1 cup of water. Add the mix to the chicken and boil for about 10 mins. Add any spices you like to chicken, 2 maggai cubes and 1tsp of salt to taste.
Heat a large pot, add half a cup of vegetable oil, when hot add a sliced onion to the oil and cook (fry) for about 3 minutes. Add 4 tablespoon of tomato paste to the fried onions. Cook for another 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
Add a cup of crushed tomato, then remove the stock from the cooked chicken and turn it completely into the tomato sauce. Allow to cook for another 5 mins, stirring frequently.
Fry or grill the boil chicken and set aside to serve with rice.
Add the rice, add 3 cups of water. Add quarter tsp salt and one maggi. Cover with a foil paper to retain the steam and use the lid on the foil. This process allow the rice to steam. Allow to steam and check every 5 minutes. Stirring with a spatula gently.
Check the taste and texture of rice and add whatever is required. Add the mixed vegetables last and cover up for one last 5-8 minutes. Stir together, cover up and turn off the heat.
Serve with the fried or grilled Chicken and enjoy yourself with a bottle of non alcoholic Malta drink.