Oven-baked sea food jollof rice

Indulgent Oven-baked sea food jollof rice

Oven-baked sea food jollof rice

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November 21, 2015

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Arguably the easiest and most convenient way to cook west Africa's iconic jollof rice is to bake it in an oven. On this occasion, instead of the more popular chicken or beef jollof rice, sea food takes centre stage in this recipe. A lobster, king prawns, mussels and clams give this sea food jollof rice a twist that will whet your appetite and nothing gives you that typical coastal West African flavour than this one pot baked dish.

Indulgent Oven-baked sea food jollof rice


400 g Rice

4 Onions

7 Tomatoes

1 tbsp Curry Powder

1 tsp Thyme

2-4 green peppers

2 tbsp Tomato puree

1/2 tsp Salt

3 tbsp vegetable oil

1/2 teaspoon saffron (optional)

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika (optional)

1/2 teaspoon minced garlic

Cherry tomatoes to garnish (optional)

Sea food topping:

One half-cooked lobster

10 cooked mussels

20 clams

7 cooked Tiger prawns


1Saute 2 diced onions for 5 minutes or until golden and soft on medium heat in oil


3Add Tomato puree stirring gently for 3-5 more minutes


5Blend 2 onions, green peppers and tomatoes and add to the mix


7Add spices, garlic, saffron and or stock and leave stew to cook for 20-30 minutes stirring regularly


9Add rice to stew in pot and stir well for a few seconds


11Transfer contents of the pot into a baking tray


13Cover with kitchen foil to make the tray as airtight as possible so the steam does not escape


15Bake the jollof in the oven on medium heat for 20-30 minutes


17Add the seafood in the last 5-10 minutes of baking as they are already cooked.


19Ready to serve

Please bear in mind that the sea food (mussels, clams and half-cooked lobster) in this recipe came cooked and ready to eat. If raw you will have to clean and prepare them first and may have to add them a lot earlier to the baked jollof. Not so in the case of the clams but the lobster and to a lesser extent the mussels will need a bit more preparation and cooking time.


2 Reviews


March 11, 2018

Please send some in a container to me in Crawley asap. Asda do not do jollof. And i dont cook.


November 21, 2015

Simply incredibly yummy. It does remind me of Paella but with a stronger flavour and more spicy

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