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Jollof Brown Rice Yum
African Tomato Rice aka Jollof rice made with brown rice. This recipe is baked in the oven instead of on the stove top.
Jollof Brown Rice
Course main course
Cuisine african
Prep Time
10 minutes

Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Brown Rice Long Grain
  • ¼ cupTomato paste
  • 1 Onion Medium , finely chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic , finely minced
  • 2 chilies Green , finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Coriander Ground (or use dried or fresh thyme)
  • 1 cup Green Peas (fresh or frozen)
  • Salt To tast
  • 2 tbsps Cilantro , chopped
Course main course
Cuisine african
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Brown Rice Long Grain
  • ¼ cupTomato paste
  • 1 Onion Medium , finely chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic , finely minced
  • 2 chilies Green , finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Coriander Ground (or use dried or fresh thyme)
  • 1 cup Green Peas (fresh or frozen)
  • Salt To tast
  • 2 tbsps Cilantro , chopped
Jollof Brown Rice
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F and keep a ceramic or metal baking pan ready.
  2. Heat 1tbsp oil in a saute pan, add onion, garlic and green chilies. Saute till onions turn translucent, about 4~5 minutes.
  3. Now add the add rice and cook till the grains appear lightly toasted. Remove from the heat and spread the fried rice in the baking pan.
  4. In a measuring cup, combine 2cups boiling water, tomato paste, salt and ground coriander (or dried thyme). Whisk to dissolve the tomato paste. Pour the tomato water over the rice and then stir in the peas. Bake for 25 minutes.
  5. Peel back the foil, stir twice, seal the foil again, and then turn the pan 180°; this will help redistribute the heat over more even baking.
  6. Bake another 30minutes, then remove from oven and remove the foil.
  7. The grains should have absorbed the liquid and the rice should be firm, chewy, but not hard in the center.
  8. If the rice is still hard and looks very dry, add a few tablespoons of water over the rice and bake another 10 minutes or so; if the rice is very wet, loosely cover to allow a little steam to escape and continue to bake another 8~10 minutes.
  9. When done, remove from the oven and let stand covered for 5 minutes. Granish with chopped cilantro and serve hot.
Recipe Notes

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