Categories: AfricanSide Dish

Instant Pot Nigerian Jollof Rice

Nigerian jollof rice or Jollof is a classic Nigerian (West African) versatile side dish. Jollof is enjoyed in various forms.

The rice dish is enjoyed in Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Mali, Liberia, Cameroon and Gambia.

Judges Tasting Dishes Of Jollof Entered Into A Competition At A Yearly West African Jollof Festival

Jollof is a prestigious food eaten both at regular meals in the home and during West African festivals. Like the Jollof West African Festival.

The rice is spiced and stewed in a flavorful tomato broth.

Do You Ever Have Left Over Cooked Rice? Have You Ever Thought – Is It Okay To Reheat Cooked Rice?

This easy rice side dish can easily become a one-pot meal by adding chicken.

You can also make it a vegetable rice entree. Just add some of the following cooked vegetables:

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Black-eyed beans
  • Eggplant
  • Okra
  • Carrots
  • Turnips
  • Beets

All the vegetables suggested are used regularly in African cooking.


You Are Sure To Fall In Love With The Wonderful Flavors In This West African Dish – West African Peanut Sweet Potato Stew


Instant Pot Nigerian Jollof Rice

Ever Thought About The Rice Your Serving – What’s To Know About The Rice You Plate

2 medium Roma tomatoes roughly chopped

1 medium red bell pepper diced

1 yellow onion roughly chopped

¼ cup olive oil

½ teaspoon curry powder

1 tablespoon cayenne powder

2 bay leaves

¼ teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1 tablespoon smoked paprika

2 garlic cloves minced

2 cups rice, best to use Basmati or Jasmine

1 tablespoon tomato paste

2 cups chicken broth

1 teaspoon salt

Purée the tomatoes, onions, and pepper in a food processor. Set aside.

Set the Instant Pot to Sauté mode (Normal) and once warmed, add the butter and melt. When melted, add spices and garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Next turn off ‘Sauté’ mode. Add and stir in rice, puréed vegetables, tomato paste, chicken broth and salt. Secure and lock the lid.

Select ‘Rice/Grain’ mode. Select ‘white rice,’ then select high, 20 minutes and keep warm 10 minutes. Push start.

When timer goes off after 20 minutes, let pressure release naturally for 10 minutes. Then quick release any remaining pressure.

Open the lid and stir through the rice mixture, adding any of the suggested vegetables above (optional).

Nigerian Jollof Served With African Drumsticks

Plate and serve rice with a protein. Such as West African Drumsticks.


If You Love Lamb – Then You’ll Love The Way It Is Prepared In North Africa – North African Lamb Chops


Find more Instant Pot recipes in the Search box below by typing “Instant Pot” into box and click Search.


More Deliciously Yummy Recipes

Cook Plate Fork

Recent Posts

Mexican Style Meatballs

We have all indulged in a plate of spaghetti and meatballs. Many cultures have their…

5 hours ago

How To Bake Cupcakes

Cupcakes can be so much fun to make. They’re a deliciously yummy small handheld version…

1 day ago

Cooking With Garlic

Botanically speaking, garlic is a vegetable. Any edible portion of a herbaceous plant, such as…

2 days ago

Different Ways To Prepare Rice

Most cuisines of the world are cooking rice in one way or another. It is…

3 days ago

Moroccan-Style Carrot Salad

A simple but flavorful Moroccan-Style Carrot Salad that’s also refreshing, and makes a great side-dish.…

4 days ago

Carrot Cranberry Salad

With dried cranberries, pecans and a bright-tasting citrus ginger vinaigrette, this carrot salad is deliciously…

5 days ago