Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr
In Jollof, the rice is cooked along with other ingredients, rather than as a separate starch. Jollof contains just about everything you need for a one-dish meal. I think this recipe is so flavorful and delicious. I find myself going back for seconds of the rice with veggies. Don't skip the cabbage (unless your really hate cabbage) because it really adds flavor to the rice. Yum!! I omit the ham. Recipe from chef Angela Shelf Medearis.
- 2 cups water
- 3 lbs chicken, cut into 8 pieces (bone in. I use drumsticks and thighs and remove the skin)
- 2 (16 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 3⁄4 cup smoked ham, cooked and cubed
- 1 cup rice, uncooked
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 3 cups green cabbage, shredded
- 1⁄2 lb fresh green beans, quartered and stems removed
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Pour the water into a large pot. Add the chicken, tomatoes, salt and pepper. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Stir in the ham, rice, onion, cabbage, green beans, cinnamon and cayenne pepper.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer until the chicken is fork-tender and the rice is cooked - about 25 to 30 minutes. *You can choose to simmer it longer if you want to cook out more of the liquid. It's up to you. Enjoy!
I made this a while back, just because I was curious. We all liked it and so we are making it again. :)
I like this even more than I thought I would! Everybody loved it! It made a potful but there were no leftovers. I use a 3lb pack of whole chicken legs which = 4 pieces/1 per person. I used 1 ham slice which I'm sure was more than 3/4c. Next time I would increase the amount of cabbage. I am also going to just double the recipe! My kids were looking for leftovers for breakfast. :( The cayenne adds just enough heat; the cinnamon adds a bit of sweetness. Fabulous recipe. Besides being very easy, it doesn't take long to cook! Made for 1/2012 Aussie Swap.