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Jollof rice is a staple dish in many West African countries, and it’s no surprise why. The flavorful mix of rice, tomato paste, onions, and spices creates an explosion of taste that can satisfy even the most demanding palates.

But what about adding some peppered beef to it? Now we’re talking! This mouth-watering combination brings the perfect balance between spicy and savory flavors.

To make the perfect Jollof Rice, you need to pay attention to every detail from the type of rice used to the quantity of water added. You also need to ensure that your peppered beef complements the Jollof Rice perfectly.

To achieve perfection when making this dish, start by marinating your beef in a mixture of spices before cooking it until tender. Then add it to your pot of cooked Jollof Rice just before serving.

The result will be a mouth-watering dish that combines fluffy grains of rice with succulent pieces of spiced beef in every bite. Perfect for any occasion or mealtime!

For this recipe, bear in mind, I used Basmati rice. Other rice type cooking time will vary. Also, if you’re using long grain rice, you’ll need to parboil your rice first to speed up the cooking time.


3 cups Rice

3 Medium Size Red Bell Peppers (Tatashe)

1 can of Plum Tomatoes/ 4 Medium Tomatoes

3 Scotch Bonnet (Ata rodo)

1.5 Cup Beef or Chicken Stock or Water

100g Tomato Paste

2 Onions

150ml Vegetable Oil

1 Tbsp Curry Powder

2 Tbsp seasoning or any seasons of your choosing

1.5 Tbsp White Pepper

1 Tbsp Thyme

Bay Leaves

Salt to taste

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