Nigerian Jollof Rice in Plantain rolls

This is the Nigerian version of the Colombian pasabocas-de-platanos, basically it is rice rolled in fried plantains. Like the Colombian version it can be eaten as a snack if you have just one portion or as a main.

Ingredients

  • 4 Ripe Plantains
  • 3 sausages
  • Nigerian Jollof rice or Turmeric rice
  • 3 cups of oil for frying

Direction

  • Peel and cut Plantains in slices lengthwise of 5 millimeters thickness.
  • Heat about 3 cups of oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add the plantains one by one and fry them in oil for few minutes until golden. Fry both sides.
  • When Plantains are done transfer on paper towels to drain
  • While still warm mold them in a ring and secure with a toothpick to keep them in one piece.
  • Then fill them with Jollof rice, using a spoon.
  • You can top with slices of sausage or tomatoes.
  • Serve with a side of salad.

Turmeric coconut milk Rice

Jellof rice is to die for but when you want a change, try turmeric coconut milk rice. It is so easy to prepare. I just had it for lunch. Turmeric is a spice that comes from the turmeric plant. You probably know turmeric as the main spice in curry. It has a warm, bitter taste and is frequently used to flavor or color curry powders, mustard, butters, and cheeses. But the root of turmeric is also used widely to make medicine. It contains a yellow-colored chemical called curcumin, which is often used to color foods and cosmetics.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of Rice
  • 3 tsp turmeric powder
  • 4 TBsp soy oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 green pepper,chopped
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 400 ml trio can coconut milk
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 seasoning cube
  • 1 TBsp pepper
  • salt, to taste
  • Dill for garnish

Direction

  • Parboil rice, wash and drain.
  • Heat oil in a large pot on medium high, cook onion and garlic until soft about a minute.
  • Stir in chopped tomatoes, green pepper, thyme and cook for 4 minutes stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  • In another pot add beef broth, coconut milk, pepper, salt and seasoning cube. Bring to boil.
  • Add turmeric powder, then add rice and stir until rice is fully coated yellow.
  • Cover and reduce to simmer on low for 15 minutes or until rice is tender.
  • Remove from heat and uncover to let off steam so the rice dont get too soft.
  • Garnish with dill