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Jollof Rice Recipe (Party Style)

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Tell me the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of jollof rice, ah parties, no Nigerian party is complete without jollof rice, with its Smokey flavour and deliciously rich tomatoes taste, it’s impossible to resist, like who even wants to resist jollof rice?

There has been so much debate as which African country has the best or most delicious jollof rice, and everyone takes side with their country, as far as am concerned nothing beats Nigerian jollof, when cooked right, one can eat it for breakfast, lunch and even dinner.

There are so many Variations to the jollof rice, you have the native jollof, the concoction jollof, the designer’s jollof and so on, and the recipe am going to be showing you today is that party jollof that has this Smokey flavour with a very rich, sweet tomatoes taste.

To make this recipe, you require meat stock, but it just so happened that I had no meat stock and I couldn’t get meat to buy around memos I said why not try fish stock and use it the same way I would have used meat stock and Viola it worked! It tasted so good that if I don’t tell you its fish stock you will not know, I was so proud of myself and everyone in the house enjoyed it with evidence of clean empty plates after eating. Anyway enough said let’s get cooking.

Jollof Rice Recipe (Party Style)2Ingredients

Parboiled rice

Salt

Seasoning

Vegetable oil

Onion diced

Fish stock or meat stock whichever one you have

Tomatoes, pepper and onion blend

Tomatoes paste

Curry

Thyme

Bay leaves

Ginger and garlic

Ground crayfish 2tablespoon

Directions

Take a deep pot and place on medium heat, add in 1cooking spoon full of vegetable oil and allow to heat up, add in the onions and sauté till tender, once that is done, add your tomatoes pepper and onion blend along with your tomatoes paste, ginger and garlic (diced), allow this to fry till it’s dry and there is no more tangy taste of the tomatoes.

Now add in your spices(curry &thyme) Nigerian jollof isn’t complete without them, stir into the sauce and a your meat or fish stock, crayfish, taste for salt and seasoning, adjust with salt and seasoning till you get the right taste. Bow allow this to simmer down for about 6minutes until cooked, taste and now add in your bay leaves and your parboiled rice. Make sure that the sauce has just about enough water to cover the rice, reduce you heat to low and cover your pot to allow rice cook through, this should take about 12minutes.

Now take a wooden spatula and turn your rice very well to make sure that the sauce in the bottom of the pot miles well with the entire rice, add some more diced onions and taste, cos sometimes after cooking for some time you discover that it doesn’t taste like it did in the beginning of the cooking so you adjust seasoning, please take it easy on the salt so you don’t overdo it.

Cover your rice and allow it cook till all the liquid it can dries up, your Smokey jollof rice is ready.

Serve with fried meat or fish and garnish with some diced carrots and onions.

Hope you enjoy this recipe; let me know in the comments section.

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3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Cross

    February 25, 2019 at 9:52 am

    Visiting this blog is always very refreshing..well done madam keep up with the good work. God bless you!

  2. Tonia

    February 25, 2019 at 11:20 am

    Weldone ma good work

    • joy

      March 1, 2019 at 6:23 pm

      @tonia thank you sis

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Banana and cookie crumbles ice cream (best homemade ice cream)

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Ice creams are so sweet and delicious that one can never get enough of it, and the idea of making it in the comfort of your home is simply amazing!

Just the thought of opening your freezer and having ice cream ready anytime you want it, especially on a hot sunny day is one reason why you should consider making it at home.

Banana and cookie crumbles ice cream1The one thing that scares people off from making ice cream at home is the fear of it not coming out right and having to get so many ingredients and so on.

But what if I tell you that you can make ice cream with just 3ingredients! Yes you read that right, 3ingredient ice cream with no need for an ice cream machine; funny thing is you might already have these ingredients in your kitchen.

This is my first attempt at ice cream making, as it was hubby’s birthday over the weekend I just wanted to try something different, so I whipped up this yummy banana and cookie crumbles ice cream that came out so good and left me feeling like a pro. So for this recipe you will need the following

Ingredients

1) 6 meduim ripe bananasBanana and cookie crumbles ice cream1

2) 1 cup full cream milk

3) 5 tablespoon sugar

4) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

5) A pack of cookies

Directions

Peel and cut up your bananas into circles and freeze them in a Ziploc bag till they are frozen. Bring them out of the freezer and place in a blender with the milk, sugar and vanilla.

Blend till its super smooth, please resist the temptation to dip a spoon in and lick some, just scoop it all out and place in a bowl with cover, allow this to sit in the freezer till its semi frozen.

Bring it out and crumbled up any cookies of your choice (I used Oreos) into the ice cream and mix to combine.

Keep in the freezer till its frozen and firm, serve with your choice of toppings or just on its own.

Try out this recipe and don’t forget to leave me your comments in the comments section.

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Soft bread rolls recipe (breakfast bread)

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Bread is a staple food in most homes all over the world, it’s a must have for breakfast in most homes and also for dinner, nothing beats the taste of freshly baked bread, its warm,buttery,soft and so so delicious.

As common as it is, not everyone knows how to make it at home, I guess just the thought of making bread from scratch scares some people, but the truth is that, it’s quite simple and easy to make, and once you have mastered the art of it, you won’t stop making it.

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Benefits of making your own bread are so numerous that when you consider it, you would prefer to make it yourself especially when you have a fail proof recipe like the one am going to be showing you now.

Homemade bread is by far better than store bought, its chemical free (no preservatives), it’s rich, tasty and you are in control of what ingredients go into it! So you see that it makes a whole lot of sense to start making your own bread. So let’s get to it already

Ingredients

6cups flour
1/2cup sugar
1teaspoon salt
3large eggs
2cups warm milk
1/4cup of softened butter
3teaspoon dry active yeast

Directions

In a large bowl pour your warm milk (warm not hot) and add your softened butter to it, sprinkle your yeast into the milk (make sure it’s active yeast please) now add your sugar, salt and 2eggs give it a good mix with a whisk and gently add the flour one cup at a time, setting aside 1cup of flour for kneading the dough.

Soft bread rolls recipe1After you mixing in the flour and you have a soft, sticky dough, flour a smooth surface and turn the dough onto the floured surface and knead gently, it will be sticky so just keep adding little flour( make sure you don’t get tempted to use too much flour while kneading or your bread will be strong not soft) knead for 8-10minutes and then place the dough in a deep large bowl, cover with a kitchen towel and allow to rise for 1hour, that’s enough time for it to double or triple in size.

Soft bread rolls recipe1After one hour, uncover the dough and punch it release all the air, transfer the dough onto a floured surface and knead again for 5minutes, after kneading, cut the dough into ten or more parts depending on how large or small you want your bread rolls, make each cut out into a ball by rolling it in circular motion till you get a ball shape formed.

Take a baking sheet that has been buttered or sprayed with cooking spray and line your rolls into it. Now turn on your oven to 275degrees, now take a kitchen towel and cover the dough to allow it rise for another 30minutes.

Soft bread rolls recipe1After 30minutes, uncover the dough, crack the remaining 1egg into a bowl and add 2tablespoon of water, mix and gently brush this egg wash all over the dough, place the baking sheet into your oven that had been hearing up and allow this to bake for 30minutes until the bread start to have a golden brown colour on top.

Bring out your bread and allow to cool for at least 20minutes before you serve. It’s this easy and straight forward. Try it out and as usual leave me your comments.

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Nigerian Pepper Soup Recipe

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Nigerian Pepper Soup Recipe

On a rainy cold day, there is nothing more soothing than a hot bowl of Nigerian Pepper soup with its spicy taste and lots of meat or fish of your choice; you will just keep eating till the bowl is empty.

There are so many recipes to making pepper soup, am just going to be showing you the basic one that I use always.

Ingredients

Meat or fish of your choice
Salt and seasoning
Ground pepper
Ground crayfish
Ground pepper soup spice (you can get this in any local market in Nigeria)
Scent leaves
Onions and ginger

Directions

Wash and boil your meat or fish with water just enough to cover it, add your onions and ginger sliced thin with salt and seasoning until its half way cooked. Add your pepper soup spice and scent leaves that you have washed and sliced cook till the meat is completely cooked, serve while hot with boiled yams, plantain or bread. Enjoy and remember to leave me your comments.

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