Nigerian Native Jollof Rice

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The beautiful thing about native jollof is the local Nigerian flavor infused into something that looks like the African Jollof. A heartwarming dish like no other. Nigerian Native Jollof Rice is a crowd pleaser and has a distinct name in southeastern Nigeria, among the Efik it’s called Iwuk Edesi or Palm Oil rice.

Nigerian Native Jollof Rice

Nigerian Native Jollof Rice

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A heartwarming dish like no other.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Main Dish, rice
Cuisine Nigerian
Servings 4 people


  • ¼ cup palm oil
  • ¼ cup onions
  • 1 cup pepper and bell pepper puree mix
  • 1 tbsp locust beans
  • 1 large smoked fish
  • 1 dry fish
  • Cow skin (cooked till very soft)
  • ¼ cup dry prawn
  • ¼ cup crayfish (ground)
  • 1 tbsp seasoning
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2 cups Rice (Nigerian medium grain)
  • 4 cups water
  • ½ cup Scent leaves (sliced)


  • Heat up Palm oil add onions and the pepper mix. Allow to cook for 5 mins.
  • Add the Locust beans and saute for another 3 mins.
  • Add the Crayfish, Dry prawn, dry fish, Cow skin, Seasoning, smoked fish, and Seasoning.
  • Add already boiling water ( you can add more water and bring to a boil).
  • Wash the rice thoroughly and add to the pot. Stir then cover and allow to cook for 30 mins.
  • At this stage, the water must have gone down. Stir and correct Seasoning. Add the scent leaf (basil leaf) Allow to simmer on low heat till totally dried and cooked.
  • Serve with grilled local chicken.
Keyword Native Jollof rice
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