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A typical Nigerian food – Jollof rice and fried plantain


Rice (I used easy cook long grain)

Homemade tomato stew (Nigerian style)

Seasoning (stock cubes and salt)

hot water

Plantain (ripe but not soft)



In a pot, mix in tomato stew, hot water, seasoning and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to lowest and stir in rice. (water should just about cover the rice) Cover and let it cook. This will not take long to cook, so quickly prepare your plantain. Peel and cut into oblong discs, sprinkle salt and fry (takes about 2 minutes on both sides – medium heat).

Once rice is cooked and dry serve with plantain and a dollop of stew. Transfer the remaining rice into another dish to stop from cooking and getting soggy. Enjoy!


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