Turkey-Coconut Curry, with Jollof Rice by Varo

Omamo Binitie

This winter-warmer recipe is perfect for overcoming that Christmas Day hangover. With simple but fresh ingredients, we'll have you refuelled and back in front of the telly in no time! Ingredients: 3 cloves of garlic 1 thumb sized ginger 1/2 scotched bonnet 4tbsp palm or canola oil 1 medium onion (chopped) ½ medium green bell pepper (chopped) ½ medium red bell pepper (chopped) 2 Tbsp organic tomato paste 2tbsp curry powder 400ml can of coconut milk 500ml chicken stock 400-500g cooked turkey, shredded or diced 100g baby spinach 2 sticks of spring onions Small handful of coriander Instructions: Blitz the garlic,...

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Varo Jollof Rice “The Traditional Way” - with Peppered Chicken and Fried Plantain!

Omamo Binitie
How to serve Jollof Rice the ‘Traditional Way’ in Just 10-15mins (only possible with our Varo jollof rice, of course).
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Varo Jollof Rice – Surf ‘n Turf Recipe

Omamo Binitie

So, I sent my good friend Chef Scott a couple of cases of Jollof Rice. Scott is a talented young chef, based in sunny Durban, South Africa. He got a few friends round and whipped up and impressive Jollof feast!

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Jollof Recipe #1 - with Spicy Sea Bass in Coconut Milk!

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Try this quick and easy, pan fried recipe, ready in 12 minutes.. Enjoy!  Ingredients:  2 Sea bass fillets  1 Scotch bonnet pepper 50g Coconut milk 1/4 Red pepper  1/4 Yellow pepper 1/4 Green pepper 25g fresh Ginger  25g Sunflower oil  1/4 tsp Salt  1/4 tsp Curry powder 

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Things you wanted to know about Varo, but were afraid to ask.. or FAQs

Omamo Binitie

What is Jollof Rice? Jollof Rice is (essentially) rice cooked in a spicy tomato sauce. It is probably the most popular West African dish. Some say Jollof Rice originated in Gambia, but many Nigerians will dispute that :) In Senegal, Jollof is cooked with meat (as opposed to served with meat) and In Ghana, chunks of tomatoes are visible, as opposed to being finely blended. Same dish, slightly different textures and flavours. Important fact - No Nigerian party is complete without Jollof Rice!   How did you get into producing jollof rice? Varo was founded by Omamo Binitie in 2011 to make African ready meals....

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