Jollof Rice Ingredients Oil for frying (palm or regular vegetable oil) 1 chicken 1 or 2 finely chopped onions salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper according to taste Flavouring: chopped chilli pepper 2 or 3 crushed cloves of garlic bay leaf curry powder Maggi cubes 3 ripe tomatoes, chopped bell pepper or sweet green pepper, chopped green peas or string beans (carrots/cabbage chopped) four cups rice 4 tbsp can tomato paste 2 tbsp dried shrimp or crayfish Preparation Remove the meat and add the onions, the salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic, bay leaf and curry in the oil. Fry for a moment and add vegetables. Fry the mixture until the onions become tender. Add stock and chicken and boil for about 20 minutes. Then add the dried shrimps/crayfish and the chilli and bring to boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Add rice,water and tomato paste. Cover and cook for about 20 minutes until the rice is done (add warm water or broth if necessary). Adjust seasoning. Serve with garnishes according to taste.