How To Cook Nigerian Green Jollof Rice

 a big portion of my green jollof rice, served with dry fried chicken
Dear Diary,
The three people I cooked
this rice for, ate and asked for extra servings.
We so enjoyed it that I had to confess to them that I had over eaten.
 washed rice in a pot with seasoning, thyme and chopped onions
Ingredients for my green jollof rice:


  • 3 cups rice
  • 1kg chicken
  • 4 cubes royco seasoning
  • thyme
  • onion
  • 2 dessert spoonfuls of tomato pasteT
  • salt
  • vegetable oil
  • pepper
  • green amaranth


:
 mixing tomato with a little water before frying

 frying tomato, onion and seasoning for the green jollof rice

 just added the fried tomato to the boiling pot of rice

 green amaranth for my green jollof rice


 rice is cooked, waiting to be mixed with green
Cooking steps for my green jollof rice:


  1. The washed rice is put in a cooking pot with 2 cubes of royco seasoning, thyme,salt and chopped onions,covered and brought to a boil
  2. Tomato is mixed with a little water and fried in hot oil with the remaining 2 cubes of royco and onions.
  3. The fried tomato is then added to the boiling pot of rice with ground pepper. Check for salt, covered and allowed to cook
  4. When cooking is done, the washed and chopped green amaranth is added and mixed



 adding green vegetables to the cooked rice
 mixing green amaranth with my cooked jollof rice
 dry frying washed and salted soft chicken
Dry frying because the soft chicken has a lot of fat which is going to seep out and fry it
 the chicken parts continue to dry fry while the rice cooks
The chicken is dry frying itself while the rice boils and cooks


 yummy serving of green jollof  rice
 an empty plate testifies
 fresh and healthy green jollof rice
NOTE:Turn off the heat and  leave the pot open after mixing the vegetables, to prevent the tender green from getting over cooked. This green jollof rice can also be served with coated chicken.
Please Enjoy!
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66 comments:

Anonymous said...

This loOks good&delicious too.Was wondering is it only dryfrying for the chicken,is it going to b tender after dryfrying it?

Eya Ayambem said...

Yes, it will be tender and crisp too. Soft chicken already has so much fats in it that, I didn't see any need for frying with vegetable oil.

Tina Dennis said...

stop this na Eya.... oya deliver my own sharp sharp... this is tempting and killing, cant wait for weekend to come, will surely try this out..

Anonymous said...

Eya pls was d chicken fried without been cooked 1st?

Akua Priscilla Yeboah said...

and am suppose to be fasting o, Eya will not let my eyes rest. with all these tempting recipes and finger licking pictures on my screen, how will I be able to concentrate naa eh? lol

okay, am soo gonna try this kinda jollof out this weekend. I prepared your fish stew the other time and had it perfectly! thanks for sharing all your recipes ma'am! blessings.

Eya Ayambem said...

Yes, this time I only salted and fried. There are times I salt, boil and get the stock before frying the chicken.

Eya Ayambem said...

The one in the picture was very tender and juicy!

Eya Ayambem said...

Sorry Tina! didn't want to kill o.

Eya Ayambem said...

Thanks Priscilla! I truly appreciate the way you always come back here to share the outcome of your cooking.

Anonymous said...

Thanks darln

Toinlicious said...

Oh lord! At lunch time no less :(

Ahdaisy Jayde said...

Thank God I have soft chicken in my freezer. Oya, I am off to the kitchen.

#comes back....Thanks for this. Hope mine looks this good. #running back to the kitchen....

:-)

www.ahdaizy.wordpress.com

juicee said...

Just found out abt dis blog today on lindaikeji's blog and am so in love. Pls I'd like to knw if d green amaranth is d leaf popularly called green. And also if it'll come out as delicious if pumpkin leaves(ugu) are used. Tnx

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Aunty Ojay nice one from u as usual,I don't like green unless when heated very well to reduce d taste,what if I use d pumpkin leaf,will it be contrary to d dish u prepared?
Btw I guess dis is d one Shakira should prepare for Pique.lolz

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

Eya Ayambem said...

Yes, amaranth is what we call GREEN. I haven't tried it with ugh before. May be you can try and share the outcome with us. ;)

Anonymous said...

This looks delicious. Wld try it out by d weekend.... Mavis

Myne Whitman said...

This looks so yummy, now thinking of cooking jollof :)

chiamaka said...

Just found out about your blog on Lindaikeji's. I usually don't comment on blogs but I must say your really doing a great job. Can't wait to try this tonight it looks yummy. Thanks Eya! Keep it up.

Nollywood REinvented said...

Ok Eya, I'm in the same boat as Akua up there so I have to reduce my visits to your blog cos I can't be seeing this kind of temptation when I'm supposed to be fasting. Warrisdis? Fast ends at 6pm and it's only 11AM and I'm seeing this kind of temptation? lol

I've never really tried dry frying anything. I usually boil the chicken and then fry afterwards. Might try this out this weekend or the next :)

Adele said...

This is gonna be my Sunday lunch menu! Love that the chicken is dry fried in its own fat, so I presume it's healthier. Never tried that before so looking forward to trying it. Hope I can do justice to your recipe.

Debby 'Baro said...

I always love jollof rice, and this addition of veggies will sure make it healthier. This kitchen is swelling with goodies no doubt.

Spynaija said...


This is a new one for me, when read green rice I was already thinking " Eya is at it again!" Lol! Looks lovely, I can almost taste it. I will surely try this. I am certain no one in my house has eaten it before, yay!! Something different.

www.spynaija.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmmmm....yummy!!! dis must be d delicacy dat I am going 2 prepare 4 my boo 2 celebrate our anniversary but I am going 2 grill d chicken sha #smiles#

Anonymous said...

Lovely!

Anonymous said...

How long do u leave the tomato to fry? And when do u add it it the boiling rice. Is it wen the water is almost dry. Can u put times pls! Ur blog is wonderfu btw

Eya Ayambem said...

I didn't leave the tomato to fry for long, when I tasted it and it tasted nice and not raw, I just added it.

2. As soon as the rice started boiling, I added the fried tomato.

Anonymous said...

I luv dat.can we dry fry d normal chicken?

Anonymous said...

Can we dryfry normal chicken?

Anonymous said...

Dis chicken is d one D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ call orobo right?

Eya Ayambem said...

Yes, I dry fry normal chicken, but, that is after boiling it with salt and onion.

Eya Ayambem said...

No, not ororbo, just soft chicken. Orobo parts are bigger than these.

Abi Tobi said...

now I am hungry

Anonymous said...

Madam Eya ur blog is the best. U make cooking so easy;thanks for coming to my rescue cos my hubby has been yearning for varieties of food. I can nw prepare any food with ease. God bless u

Anonymous said...

Pls is d rice not parboiled?

Eya Ayambem said...

Thank you all for reading!

Eya Ayambem said...

My dear, this was sharp sharp cooking o. no time to parboil. I just washed with cold water. I washed and changed the dirty water four times sha.

Anonymous said...

Saw your blog on Lindaikeji. This is a great way to start the year, making the family happy with dishes.

Eya Ayambem said...

Wow! grilled chicken, can I have a taste?

Anonymous said...

Heard about ur blog from LIB!I'm so glad I checked it out! Welldone ma,U r doing a great Job.

lynda said...

Saw ur blog this morning on Lindaikeji. First time I'm checking out any blog I saw there & I'm glad I did. This particular green rice reminds me of growing up. my dad insisted on green with everything we cooked, even yam porridge. It's really healthy especially when u have kids. Thanks, I''ll definitely bookmark ur blog.

Eya Ayambem said...

Thanks to you and everyone that came to check out my blog!

Chinazor Ezeh said...

Choi! Eya, I've never tried dry-frying chicken before. Shebi i† won't burn? Do i have to keep stirring and stirring?

Eya Ayambem said...

No, it won't burn. When one side is brown, you flip over.

Adele said...

I tried this recipe on Sunday and it was just fab! Only things I did different was to blend some fresh peppers which I added to the tomato puree mix and I added a teeny weeny bit of oil to the pan to lubricate it before dry frying the chicken. The dry frying method for the chicken - Wow! The chicken was so juicy and tender. This is the method I'm going to use to fry chicken from now on! Thank you so much for sharing these lovely recipes with us. God bless you!

Eya Ayambem said...

Hmmmm, well done Adele. Thank you for coming back to share your experience and cooking outcome with us.
God bless you real good!

mercy bassey said...

Mehn,ds food is makin me salivate.am gonna try al ds processes Ƒ̐δя̣ fried,jollof rice n dat palm oil sauce.I gbadun ds Blog.

Eya Ayambem said...

Thank you Mercy! When you try them, please let us know how it went.

Anonymous said...

Dry frying tender chicken without pre boiling it first.... Pls my dear wont d chicken taste raw???
Pls reply

Eya Ayambem said...

No, it won't.Do not rush the frying. Cover and allow to fry well, while you check frequently so that it doesn't get burnt.

This one here did not taste raw. If you are not sure, you can microwave a little after dry frying.

Ivy said...

I guess this is the type of soft chicken u get at Shop rite and the likes right? or can we get it in the regular market?

Eya Ayambem said...

Yes Ivy, it can be got at the regular market and frozen foods sellers.

lynda said...

Hi all, used the public hols to prepare this for my family. It turned out more than delicious. Not to talk of the nostalgic feelings of my childhood that it brought back. I modified the recipe by adding chicken stock to the pot of boiling rice. Also added 3 fresh ripe sliced plum tomatoes

Eya Ayambem said...

Well done Lynda!that sounds yummy. Did you take any pics? care to share?

Anonymous said...

Hi just checkin out ur blog 4 d first time n l'm lovg it honestly

Anonymous said...

Learnt about this blog from my cousin in Canada. Iphy thanks babes. Trying this out this evening.thanks mam for this blog. Well done.

Anonymous said...

Green is lovely,dis looks healthy nd I'm hungry,I'm sure gonna prepare this for breakfast for my hubby .tnx jare

Anonymous said...

How do I season d chicken before dry frying pls

stelzz said...

how long do you fry the chicken for? Did you cook it before frying and how did you spice it? I want to try and make chicken without boiling it this weekend but i'm skeptical if it will cook well

Eya Ayambem said...

It will cook well. Salt, add your spices and leave for one or two hours. Sometimes I spice chicken in the morning and fry in the afternoon for lunch.

This one was salted and fried without allowing to stand for even a second, and it still turned out great. I didn't time this dear,just continued to check and flip over until I felt it was all brown and ready.I think dry frying for 25 minutes should be OK. It cooked well.

Eya Ayambem said...

I used just salt alone. On break from too much spices. Lol.

Eya Ayambem said...

Welcome.

may said...

eya wen u say green do u mean spinach. Also in coating ur chicken do u coat wt flour only or wt eggs too pls reply tru my mail pls medualove@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

hello ma'am, great site and receipes!!! did you only use tomato paste for this or you used your freezer-preserved blended tomato? I am a bit confused with the tomato you are refering to in step 2... thanks

Anonymous said...

Nice one.

Anonymous said...

Thank u very much for ur teachings but i want to ask why u dont add crayfish to ur jellof rice.

Anonymous said...

hmmm... i m definitely tryin dis tonite.
i tried the moinmoin in disposable cups yesterday evening and it came out super...woke up this morning and it was the first tthing i wanted to eat..
Thanks maam for adding spice to our nigerian dishes.

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