I know tomatoes "haff cost" but don't worry, you don't need fresh tomatoes for this, with tinned tomatoe paste /tomato sauce in a can you are good go! Initially I was making Jollof but added a bunch of other ingredients and ended up with a spoon-licking jambalaya rice. So can we call it Jambalaya Jollof? T's not 100% Jambalaya and it's not 100% Jollof. LOL. Name this dish! Back to how delicious this was...Bobo said "don't serve plenty for me oh"(fitfam tinz) a good wife I said "Ok" and gave him a small portion. This guy went back two times to that pot! I no blame am, na the rice wey sweet I blame. Even Tito balance well to wack the rice. So what are the ingredients? 

Tinned tomato paste- I prefer Gino because of the rich red colour
Tomato Sauce-I stumbled on this one and loved it
Peppers- Green, Red, Yello
Sweet Corn
Vegetable Oil
Bay Leaves
Black Pepper
Chicken stock
Basmati Rice

  • Chop your peppers, onion and sausage neatly.
  • Heat up your pot, add vegetable oil, sauté some of the chopped Onion, then add your tomato paste, your spices, and bay leaf.
  • Fry the tomato paste till it is cooked and it looks like small clumps, then add chicken stock and water. Allow to boil. 
  • When it is boiling, add your basmati rice, lower the heat and allow to cook.
  • Don't allow the rice to be dry before turning it off, leave a bit of sauce.
  • In another pan, now sauté the remaining onion, cut sausage and medley of peppers. 
  • Add the rice to the sautéed vegetables and combine.Allow to simmer for 5 minutes and your jambalaya rice is ready!
You can watch the video to see how easy it is to prepare. Don't forget to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE!


  1. Looks so delicious. I will try this soon.

  2. No offence but this is Naijambalay biko sweet corn, maggi??? in Jambalaya for where the creole/cajun community will be outraged and before anyone comes for me this is like someone making egusi with garden peas and calling it Egusi. Yemisi you can do better than this there is nothing wrong with modifiying a recipe but do not call it what it is not. Where is the shrimp where is the chicken. Where is the " holy trinity" and i am not talking about the Chrisitan holy trinity. I shared this same comment on Bellanaija as well

  3. I am laughing so hard right now. Bobo is always distrustful of the food then runs back to finish the pot lol! It looks good. I still need to try your recent okro pepper soup dish.

  4. It looks soooo good, reminds me of the jambalaya rice at the place. The one difference is that their's has dodo and chicken bits in it.
    Sisi Yemmie, have you ever thought of opening a restaurant?
    I want to taste this your delicious looking food!!!

  5. This looks really good and easy to make! Will give it a try.

  6. Will definitely try this. Thanks sisi.

  7. The Jambalaya rice looks so good and with the price of tomato lately ehn this is just the best thing Back

  8. Hahahaha so Bobo gave up on fitfam tinz because of this rice? It looks delish!

    Precious Blog

  9. Incidentally my office is opposite The Place. Now I know their secret hahahah

  10. Jambalaya rice? Suffice to say, it's a weird description. I do appreciate your methodology, I don't have to go through the stress of buying tomatoes in school. This would do just fine with the exception of chicken stock for thy normal jellof rice preparation. Applaudise madame.

  11. You didn't mention when you added the tomato sauce


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