Learn to prepare jollof rice with carrot and green beans

Learn to prepare jollof rice with carrot and green beans


Jollof rice is one major food in Nigeria that can not be exempted when planning any gathering such as birthdays, child dedication, weddings, burials, Christmas, etc. Because of the variety of recipes, it is not difficult to get the taste you desire. Here we have great recipes. The first one is vegetarian, with carrots and green beans and the second is for those who are more into meals with meat, jollof rice with carrots, green beans, and chicken. As we mentioned before, jollof rice is quite popular in Africa and especially in Nigeria. The reason is the unique taste and color of the rice. People use various ingredients to make this dish, but the result is always the same. It is a delicious meal that most families don’t skip on Sundays. Some people don’t even mind eating jollof rice every day. I know you will be wondering about the relationship between carrot and green beans in jollof rice and how the taste will be, don’t worry the outcome will wow you. And you are a vegan and you haven’t tried out this recipe of how to prepare jollof rice with carrot and green beans, you are missing a whole lot.

Which are the ingredientes you must need?

The ingredientes you must need to prepare jollof rice with carrot and green beans are: 750g rice, 1 tablespoon of cooking oil, water (you will need enough water to cook the rice), 2 medium onions, 1 cup of tomato puree, 1 big green pepper (or any other pepper of your choice, bell pepper ), 2 fresh or canned chopped tomatoes, chili pepper (depending on your choice), salt, pepper, 2 carrots, A cup of green beans and other spices and vegetables of your choice.


Which are the steps you need to follow?

  • Make sure your meat (any type you are using) is available. It needs to be seasoned, so use your ingredients such as onion, peppers, salt, and cook meat in a pot covered with water for 15-40 minutes. The time of cooking depends on the meat. Fish and chicken will become soft quicker than beef. When meat is very soft, you need to remove it from the broth. Note this on how to prepare jollof rice with carrot and green beans as you will be needing it later. Now place the meat aside for the meantime.
  • Add rice into a pot and cover with water. Boil it for approximately 10 minutes. Remove all the water. Place your partly cooked rice aside.
  • Preheat your pot. Cover the bottom of it with a bit of oil and fry pieces of soft meat(chicken, fish, or beef). Place the fried meat aside. Note: frying is optional.
  • Add tomatoes and fry them carefully along with the chopped onion. Taste the food, before adding some seasonings such as pepper, thyme, crayfish, etc. Let all these ingredients steam for a couple of minutes.
  • Pour the broth (water from your meat) into the pot, add more water and seasonings if needed. Cover your pot. Allow boiling for awhile
  • Add rice to your pot. You can leave it on low heat. Make sure there is enough water, since the rice has to be cooked covered with water until it becomes soft, delicious, and water dries. There is no need to stir your meal yet, so periodically taste it to be sure everything is going like planned.
  • Now here is the key part on how to prepare jollof rice with carrot and green beans. Wait until the rice turns soft and water vanishes, before you add the already chopped carrot and green beans along with peas and green pepper inside the pot, mix vigorously to blend into the rice. Note: Some people prefer to stir fry the vegetables for 1 minute or more just to reduce the crunchy sound when eating, so you can either fry the vegetables before adding to the rice or add directly to the rice without frying. Procedures differ depending on one's choice.
  • Cover your pot. Allow Jollof rice ingredients to cook for approximately 5 more minutes before you gently stir everything using a wooden spoon. Add your beautiful ingredients carefully to get an even look at the dish.
  • Wow!! Your delicious rice is ready, so you can now surprise your family with tasty Jollof rice served with fried pieces of meat or fish.

Which is our conclution?

It is possible to prepare this delicious meal on a stove, using firewood, gas top, or any cooking method that can be used with the Jollof rice recipe. Just be attentive and taste your meal at different stages of its preparation to make sure you achieve the desired taste. How to prepare jollof rice with carrot and green beans is very easy, if you follow the above steps judiciously, the result will be amazing.

With this simple recipe, you are just a step ahead to making delicious jollof rice with carrot and green beans. To be honest jollof rice with vegetables is one meal you can never bypass because of how attractive it looks and the taste can never go wrong no matter how you prepare it, it's always yummy and tasty.