Coconut Jollof Rice


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Did we just say coconut jollof rice?

Yeah, you heard us right. Do you know you can eat your jollof rice in another delicious way?

Some of us are getting bored of the ordinary jollof rice, that’s why you need a little change.

Then keep reading….

Most ceremonies in Nigeria won’t be complete without the delicious Nigerian jollof rice, it is rare to attend any occasion in Nigeria and jollof rice is not available. Just the aroma of jollof rice could make you salivate, make your stomach rumble to just get a bite of it.

With coconut jollof rice you can spice up your jollof rice game, surprise your loved ones with a taste different from the normal jollof rice they know.


  • Pepper
  • Tomato paste
  • Onions
  • Vegetable oil
  • Canned coconut milk
  • Salt to taste
  • Seasoning cubes
  • Rice (Parboiled)
  • Curry
  • Ginger
  • Tomatoes
  • Chicken/beef/fish/turkey
  • Desiccated coconut


  • First blend the pepper, tomatoes, onion, and ginger into a smooth paste.
  • Place the vegetable oil into a large pot on medium heat.
  • Now add sliced onions, then saute` till translucent.
  • Add the blended tomato, tomato paste, curry powder, seasoning cubes, and salt to taste. Allow frying for 15 to 20 minutes.

Note: thoroughly was your parboiled rice to get rid of the starch in order to avoid sogginess.

  • In another pot, add the coconut milk and allow to boil then add the parboiled rice to cook for 5-8 minutes till slightly tender.
  • Pour the rice into the fried stew and stir to ensure the rice and stew mixes well. Do not add too much stew, cover the pot and allow to cook. Do not be scared when you begin to notice the rice is burning, it will definitely burn.
  • Add the desiccated coconut when the liquid has dried and combine with the spoon.
  • Cover the pot and leave it to cook for 5 minutes to soften the coconut then add sliced onions.
  • Garnish with carrots, green peas, etc.

Your delicious coconut rice is here. You could share this article with your loved ones, everyone deserves to enjoy jollof rice.