Jollof Rice And Beans With Carrots

Nigerian jollof rice with beans, carrots

A serving of jollof rice and beans.
 Nigerian jollof rice and beans is very filling. It fills you up so much so that you just keep drinking water the whole day without feeling hungry. It is very easy to cook and less expensive too. Every day is not christmas, this was cooked with only beef stock and crayfish, no meat or fish. The chicken and fish in the pics were just brought from the fridge, heated and added to garnish for serving. There is palm oil rice and beans too on the blog. You can also add beans when cooking Ghana's version of Jollof rice posted here by Celise. What I do not know and haven't tried is if beans can be added to Nigerian fried rice and coconut rice

INGREDIENTS FOR JOLLOF RICE WITH BEANS:

  • 2 CUPS RICE
  • 3 CUPS BEANS
  • SOYA OIL
  • SEASONING CUBES
  • ONE MEDIUM SIZED ONION
  • 3 MEDIUM SIZED CARROTS (optional)
  • PEPPER SAUCE
  • BEEF STOCK 
  • SALT 
  • WATER

HOW TO COOK NIGERIAN JOLLOF RICE AND BEANS:
cooked pot of rice and beans waiting for carrots.


Fry onion, tomatoe paste, crayfish, seasoning  and pepper in hot oil before adding the beef, chicken or whatever stock. I added frozen stock here. The stock contains pepper so, very minimal pepper was used when frying
    Fry onion, tomatoe paste, crayfish, seasoning  and pepper in hot oil before adding the beef, chicken or whatever stock. I added frozen stock here. The stock contains pepper so, very minimal pepper was used when frying
Adding washed rice to boiling beans

Cooked, tender  rice with beans waiting for carrots

Cubed carrots are added to cooked rice and beans, left to simmer for 10 minutes before turning off the heat. You can leave your carrots for as long as you want but don't over cook. I am happy I didn't skip the carrots cos while rice and beans were tender, the carrots added some crunchiness.
 Heating  some  agents of protein. The head tho.
Chicken and fish were not part of the whole arrangement, these came in from the fridge just to get heated and be served to the few who can get.
 My naija carroted jollof rice with a drum stick. Some peppery sauce innit.
 Jollof rice with fish head. I love fish head but not with the gills o.
 Carrots are stirred in and left to simmer and burnnn. Burn in is for you lover of dry jollof bottom pot. For me, I like to lick the sauce with my five fingers. You very free to let your pot do some burnin' after adding the carrots and some peas maybe.

 Some sauce in well cooked soft rice and beans is the best lunch. The sauce for a starter with the steaming, hot cloudy mound of jollof as the main course. Excellently yummy for my tummy.
 Jollof rice and beans with grilled chicken
Nigerian jollof rice and beans with some sauce. Rice can be cooked till pot is dry if that's how you like it. Incase no beef or chicken stock at home, cook with just water and much crayfish. I love them watery with some sauce.
Enjoy!

Comments

  1. Salivating.....

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  2. Pinkyberry08:25

    This came @ d ryt time! Have been thinking of what to cook today, I have dry roasted beef in the freezer, am using it, no time to stress my self o, all na protein lol!! Abeg aunty Eya, y didn't u parboil d beans?

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    1. Roasted beef with jollo rice and beans? yummy. I neither parboil my beans nor rice. I wash and cook beans very very tender. Even this is not broken but very soft. I always feel like parboiling removes the protein.
      For rice, it's just laziness after all the rice is parboiled before loaded in sacks. The rice we buy is already parboiled na.

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    2. Pinkyberry18:32

      It was a very good combo!! I made this today and I couldn't get enough! Thank you for giving me an idea of what to cook!!

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  3. Pinkyberry08:26

    This came @ d ryt time! Have been thinking of what to cook today, I have dry roasted beef in the freezer, am using it, no time to stress my self o, all na protein lol!! Abeg aunty Eya, y didn't u parboil d beans?

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  4. Look's delicious,hmm Aunty Eya u are a good cook, even after parboiling beans and rice it will still get burnt. Hw can one cook jellof rice with beans without getting it burn.

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    1. Pinkyberry10:08

      @Able mum, the secret is low heat! After the food has boiled under high heat, just turn the heat down so it will cook gradually...

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    2. Shining teeth! @Able mom, Pinkyberry is very correct. Once the pot boils, continue cooking with low heat.

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  5. This is my favourite, jollof rice with beans, I love it a lot, now you have made my tongue watery and my stomach hungry


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    1. I used to love it a lot too. Now, one of my girls has taken over. This is her favourite, she made us prepare this even after others kicked against.

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  6. One more thing Able mom. After adding all the ingredients and rice, stirring and checking for salt, avoid any further stirring until your jollof is cooked.

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    1. Thank u Anty Eya and Pinkyberry#hug#

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  7. Lizzy19:35

    Aunty Eya I love this and it reminds me of my childhood. It was more like palm oil rice and beans with broken pieces of makerel fish, very yummy.
    Now I coook just boiled rice n beans with fried fish stew. I will try this jellof rice n beans with palm oil. Thx for reminding of the good old days and what to cook soon.

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  8. Thanks for the feedback pinkyberry.

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  9. I normally use broken rice. Which type of rice did you use for this dish. It looks so delicious.

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