Perfect Jollof Rice

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Medium 👍


370 ml Obe-Ata Base Cooking Sauce
500 g American Easy Cook Rice
118 ml sunflower oil
2 tbsp tomato purée (passata)
bay leaves
1 tsp Maggi seasoning sauce
Maggi cubes
300 ml water


  • pot
  • 4 wooden spoons
  • Deep Pot
  • 3 whisks
  • Step 1/12

    • pot
    • wooden spoon

    wash rice about twice until water runs clear. This is to get out as much starch out as possible. you don't want to have clumpy Jollof rice

  • Step 2/12

    • wooden spoon

    Transfer washed rice to pot. Add 1 ½ cups of cold water. Add 1 maggi cube, 1 bay leaf, 1 teaspoon of oil & 1 teaspoon of maggi sauce. Mix well, stir, cover and cook on medium heat for 8 minutes. This process starts to build a good taste profile for your Jollof rice

  • Step 3/12

    • Deep Pot
    • wooden spoon

    Rinse par boiled rice under cold water for 2 minutes to stop cooking process and then strain. Allow rice to sit in the strainer for a further 2 minutes allowing the excess water to be drained.

  • Step 4/12

    • 370 ml Obe-Ata Base Cooking Sauce
    • whisk

    Pour in ½ a cup of sunflower oil into pot. Allowoil to heat for 30 seconds then gently pour in the whole jar of Obe-Ata and mix gently with a whisk.

  • Step 5/12

    • whisk

    Add 2 tablespoons of tomato puree and mix well with a whisk thoroughly until smooth on a low heat for 2 minutes. Tip! make sure this is silky smooth.

  • Step 6/12

    • whisk

    Add 4 maggi cubes and 1 bay leaf and mix well.

  • Step 7/12

    • 500 g American Easy Cook Rice
    • 2 tbsp tomato purée (passata)
    • bay leaves
    • 1 tsp Maggi seasoning sauce
    • Maggi cubes
    • 300 ml water
    • wooden spoon

    Gently pour in the par boiled rice into the Jollof base you have now made and keep mixing this time with a wooden spoon.

  • Step 8/12

    Give it some elbow power and keep mixing making sure every single grain of rice is coated in the Jollof base. you've got this! Well done 👌🏽. The 2 secrets of Perfect Jollof rice is 1) a tasty base 2)making sure all the grains are fully coated in the Jollof base you have made!

  • Step 9/12

    Fill ¾ of Obe-Ata jar with cold water and rinse into rice and mix well. Obe-Ata base sauce does not have any thickening agents or emulsifiers so anytime you cook with Obe-Ata be assured that it is completely natural and you need to add water to rinse

  • Step 10/12

    Once the rice is well and truly "Jollofed" cover pot with a piece of foil and place lid firmly over. This allows the cooking process to intensify by steaming the rice. Cook on a medium heat for 10 minutes, stir the rice then lower heat for a further 30 minutes allowing rice to soak in the rich natural flavours of Nigeria's favourite dish 🇳🇬

  • Step 11/12

    After 20 minutes, gently lift the lid and stir your magnificent creation turning your Jollof rice from the bottom of the pot but do this extremely gently.

  • Step 12/12

    Congratulations! Your Perfect Jollof rice from Toyin's Kitchen is ready. Thank you for watching. If you would like to order your jar of Obe-Ata you can do so by visiting my shop website on or visit my Instagram page @toyinskitchen

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