This time, I’m sharing with you my Basmati Jollof Rice recipe I use whenever I want to make my husband smile. Thanks to the #SmilewithMAGGI campaign, I was able to give him this treat and he loved this one, you should see his grin! I'm going to make it again for his birthday (New Years Day!). I "jelox" his birthdate very much. LOL WarningDO NOT copy my recipe text to your blog or website without my consent! You can share my videos but don't copy my recipe TEXT! Wehdone.

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10 Tomatoes
4 Peppers (Rodo)
2 Tatashe
3 Onions (1 Chopped, 2 Blended with Tomatoes)
1 Tbs Tin Tomatoe
1 tsp Ginger (Chopped)
1 tsp Garlic (Chopped)
2 Cups Basmati Rice
1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
1 tsp Butter
1 tsp Thyme
1 tsp Curry
1 Maggi Chicken Cube
1 tsp Salt
5 Bayleaf
3 Cups Chicken stock

  • Blend Tomatoes, Pepper, 2 Onions, Ginger, Garlic and boil till all the water is gone. 
  • Heat up a pan, add vegetable oil. When it is hot, add onions, curry, thyme, bayleaf, 1 cube Maggi and fry for 1 minute.
  • Add boiled tomato/pepper mixture to the oil, add 1 spoon of tin tomatoes and fry for 15 minutes. Taste to see if it is cooked. 
  • Add chicken stock, then add already washed basmati rice. Stir together till everything is incorporated .
  • Cover the pot with foil paper and the pot cover, then reduce the heat. What you need is the heat to cook the rice not water.
  • Allow cook for 30 minutes or till soft. 
  • Now add butter and sliced fresh tomatoes, mix together and steam for 5 minutes.
*Did not add Salt because your Chicken Stock should contain salt and some seasoning.

Happy New Year in advance!



  1. I love this. Easy to apply. Thank you sisi.
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  2. I love traditional dishes alot, and reading your blog and following you in YouTube has really helped me upgrade my skills in that section. Even your general lifestyle videos are inspirational to me. Thank you for been you. Much love. And your son is cute.

    1. Thats awesome feedback ! Thank you so much!!!!

  3. Sisi yemmi thank you o my new year jollof rice was on point.

  4. Thank you I am going to try this dish, even though I hat cooking.

  5. sisi, i beg some of us dey for obodo oyibo. The 2 cups as mention on the basmati jolly rice recipe is confusing me o hmmmm, which kind cup? the normal cups or a different kind of cup? maybe it will be better and easier if you do your measurements in grams. i am now thinking of using the cup as describe here, which is 240 mls, so 2 cups will be 480 mls or is it.
    please let me know.

  6. Hey girl, keep up the good work! Love from Boston!

  7. for the rice, did you boil it first? or you just washed it and put it into the stew? thank you

  8. did you wash the rice without boiling it and add straight into the stew or did you boil it wash it and then add to the stew? thank you

  9. Everything about your recipes are amazing and simple to follow for those of us that do not have plenty time to spend in the kitchen. Keep up the good work.


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