Easy recipe to make instant pot jollof rice, plus you can make it a vegan jollof rice recipe easily also.
Rice is one of the staple foods for much of the world and you can make this recipe with almost any type of rice.
You will love jollof rice, specifically Caribbean Jollof variation, which is similar to Spanish rice.
What Is Jollof Rice
It is a popular rice dish in the Caribbean and also in West African countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Gambia, and Senegal. And is not dissimilar to Mexican rice.
It is a simple instant pot rice dish recipe where the rice is cooked with spices, broth, peppers, onions and traditionally simmered in a tomato sauce which forms the base.
This recipe is very flexible and you can add ingredients that you like once you have a little experience making the dish. Recipes also differ from country to country and everyone thinks they have the best.
The feature of this one-pot dish includes its bright red to orange color, with a characteristic smokey flavor.
1 scotch bonnet or small hot optional (you can also add a pinch of cayenne pepper)
2 cups Easy cook long grain rice or basmati rice
1/3 cup olive oil
1 cup pepper mix
1 small onion sliced
2 tbsp tomato puree
1 tbsp curry powder
1 tsp dried coriander (fresh if you have it)
1 tsp dried thyme
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 small bay leaf
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 medium fresh tomato sliced (make a great tomato mixture) Note you can also used crushed tomatoes
3 cups vegetable stock
Pepper Mix Blend together the pepper mix ingredients and measure out a cup. You need 1 cup of pepper mix for this recipe. Store the remaining for future use.
Saute Set the instant pot to sautee then add vegetable oil in the inner pot of the instant pot then add chopped onions and tomato puree. Fry the onion and tomato puree for 2 minutes. (make sure you keep stirring to avoid burning).
Mix Add in 1 cup of pepper mix, curry powder, thyme, and white pepper. Fry for another 2 minutes. Tutn off sautee mode of the instant pot.
Rice Wash rice with warm water till water runs clear.
Vegetable Stock Add broth, sliced tomato, bay leaf, salt, and washed rice in the instant pot. Stir and cover the instant pot with a lid and set valve to sealing (ensure the bottom of IP is deglazed to avoid burn error).
Instant Pot Set instant pot to manual pressure cook 8 minutes and after pressure cooking, do a 10 minutes natural pressure release.
Finish When the instant pot is depressurized, open the lid. The sauce will be settled on the rice, stir the sauce in the rice and jollof rice is ready to be enjoyed.
Keywords: Jollof Rice Recipe Instant Pot
What Is Good About This Fast And Easy Instant Pot Jollof Rice
Easy and quick - Cooking jollof rice in an instant pot is so much more rapid than a stovetop or oven method of cooking it.
The great thing it has all the same authentic taste as the stovetop method.
No burning on the pot and so easy wash up after cooking
Just set the timer and come back - no hours of watching the dish cooking
Jollof Rice Ingredients
This pressure cooker jollof rice recipe is easy and you will likely have all of the ingredients you probably have in your pantry and fridge.
How To Make Vegan Jollof rice
It is very easy to make vegan jollof rice just replace the broth to a vegetable vegan stock and add some tofu or tempeh, it is also a little like Indonesian fried rice
Ingredients For Instant pot Jollof rice
For this Instant pot /pressure cooker recipe you need
Rice - you can also use brown rice
Scotch bonnet or small chilies if you like hot
Diced Tomatoes and tomato paste
Herbs like coriander
The full ingredients and recipe are in the recipe card abov
How to Cook Pressure Cooker Jollof rice
Blend the pepper and other ingredients.
Set the instant pot to hot sautee
Add vegetable oil then add chopped onions and cook till just clear then add the tomato puree and stir and cook for a further 3-5 minutes.
Fry the onion and tomato puree for few minutes. (make sure you keep stirring to avoid burning).
Add the blended pepper mix, stock, curry powder.
Cook for another 3-5 minutes then turn off the instant pot.
While this is cooking quickly wash the rice.
Add the stock, bay leaf and season with salt and pepper
Add the washed rice and fresh sliced tomatoes in the instant pot. Stir to mix all together
Set instant pot to pressure cook - see recipe card above for all the steps.
And that is it - take off the lid and your amazing tasty Jollof rice is ready to eat.
Top Tips for making jollof rice in Instant Pot
Stir the instant pot rice and sauce well before cooking in the electric pressure cooker - this helps to prevent the sauce from settling at the bottom and causing burn error.
Add Garlic to the onion for a little extra flavor
Exciting or Exotic Jollif Rice - add 1/2 cup of bourbon - make the dish different and deleicious.
How Many Calories in jollof rice
265 kcal approximately per serving
How to store jollof rice
in the chiller or fridge for up to 3 days.
In the freezer for up to 3 months.
Always put it in an airtight container or freezer bags
How Do I Reheat Jolif Rice
To reheat - put a cup of water inside the microwave to provide moisture so jollof rice doesn't dry out and cook for about 1.5 minutes per cup - stop after 1 minute and stir and cheap the temperature. - Cooking times will vary depending on your microwave.
From the frozen, microwave on high for 2 minute - stir and then cook as above - testing after every 90 seconds,
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