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  • cook: 1 hr 20 min
  • total: 1 hr 20 min
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  • Summary

    This is the dish that first got me into cooking. Talking about it got me my first job in a kitchen, and together with the help of friends, local restaurants, and family it’s the recipe we have worked on the most for this book, because we all know how good it should be. If I could only eat one thing in the world it would probably be my grandma’s jollof. She would regularly cook a big pot with care and patience and insist that everyone took home a small container of it. Cooking the rice and storing it for the following day or to give to friends to take away is part of a sharing culture that surrounds jollof—just remember to return the Tupperware!

    Ingredients

    • 4 red bell peppers
    • 2 medium to large onions
    • 3 bulbs of garlic
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 1/2 a Scotch bonnet pepper
    • 1/4 pound plum tomatoes
    • 1/4 cup sunflower oil
    • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper or alternative
    • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
    • 1 heaping teaspoon tomato paste
    • Generous 2 cups chicken stock
    • 1 teaspoon red palm oil
    • 1 1/4 cups white basmati rice

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 908 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 33 g 51.15%
    • Saturated Fat: 2 g 10.39%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 1446 mg 60.25%
    • Calcium: 9 mg 0.94%
    • Potassium: 90 mg 2.58%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 2.81%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 51 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 2.3%
    • Sugar: 1 g
    • Protein: 6 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 7.01%
    • Vitamin C 7.2%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat3
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch3
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total2 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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