Jollof Rijst spice blend pack

Jollof Rijst spice blend pack

Jollof Rijst spice blend pack

Jollof rice is a hugely popular West African dish. The rice slowly absorbs all the liquid and spices leaving a tasty base to which fish, meat or vegetables can be added or served separately to make for a hearty meal.

For the rice:

  • 500g rice Long grain or parboiled Basmati)
  • 4 Tablespoon sunflower or olive oil
  • 1 Medium onion
  • 1 Tin tomato puree (35g)
  • Tomato blend (3 medium tomatoes, 1 small red bell pepper), 1 small onion)
  • ½ Litre chicken stock, ½ litre water
  • Fresh pepper blend (to taste)
  • 1 Seasoning pack (Optional)
  • 2 Teaspoon Ataro Jollof spice blend
  • 2 Bay leaf
  • Salt to taste
  • Green Peas for garnish (optional)


  1. Parboil rice in boiling water and thoroughly wash and drain in a sieve. Set the washed rice aside.
  2. Tomato Blend: Blend tomatoes. paprika and onions and set aside
  3. Put vegetable oil in a pot, allow it to heat up and add onions and sauté until soft. Add tomato puree and fry until the acid content is reduced.
  4. Add the tomato and pepper blend and fry for another 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. Add approx. ½ litre chicken stock and ½ litre water.
  6. Add spices and bring the mixture to the boil.
  7. Add the rice, cover and allow it to cook until soft. Reduce the heat and allow it to simmer until the liquid is completely dried
  8. Place in a serving dish and garnish as required.


Serve with Ataro spiced grilled chicken and fried plantain.