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Prawn Jollof Rice

Prawn Jollof Rice

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To make Party Jollof Rice- once the rice is cooked, turn the heat up to the highest setting for 3-5 minutes and allow the bottom to burn slightly and go crispy. Remove from the heat and allow to stand before serving.

Jollof rice is a spicy one-pot dish that is hugely popular all over West Africa. Our easy version, made with prawns and Rajah All-In-One curry powder, is a truly delicious dish perfect for special occasions.

Preparation time


2 Knorr Chicken Stock Pot
6 cups hot water
4 cups long-grain rice well rinsed
vegetable oil for frying
2 onions finely chopped or grated
4 sweet red peppers seeds removed and finely chopped
2 tbsp Rajah All-In-One curry powder
1 x 400 g tinned chopped tomatoes
3 tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp dried thyme
2 bay leaves
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
250 g prawns deveined (see tip)

Preparation method

Place the Knorr Chicken Stock Pots in a large jug and add 6 cups hot water. Stir to dissolve.
Bring the rice to a boil in a large saucepan with 2 cups of the stock mixture.
Cook with a lid on over medium heat for 15 minutes – the rice should only be half cooked.
Remove from the heat and set aside.
In a large saucepan, heat the oil and fry the onions and peppers until softened – about 5 minutes.
Add the Rajah All-In-One curry powder and sauté for 2 minutes until fragrant.
Add the chopped tomatoes, tomato paste, thyme and bay leaves and simmer for 10 minutes. Season to taste.
Add 2 cups of the stock mixture and the parboiled rice, cover with a lid and cook over low heat for 15 minutes.
Stir the rice to prevent burning, add the remaining 1 cup stock, arrange the prawns on top and season well.
Cover and cook for another 15 minutes.
When the rice is cooked, remove from the heat and place a clean tea towel over the top of the pot, with the lid on and allow to stand for 30 minutes before serving.

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