Jollof Rice is probably the most famous dish in West Africa and everyone knows it has its roots in Nigeria circa 450 AD 😊 It is present for every celebration from weddings to birthdays and even the smallest get-togethers.
To continue our “Come Home” Series for Varo Jollof Rice, we’d like to show you how to serve Jollof Rice the ‘Traditional Way’ in Just 10-15mins (only possible with our Varo jollof rice, of course).
What you’ll need
1 250g pack of Varo Jollof Rice (Original)
2 Chicken Breast Fillets
60 ml Sunflower Oil for the chicken and
250ml for the plantain
¼ tsp Smoked Paprika
¼ tsp Sea Salt
1 tsp Juice of Lemon
¼ tsp Black Pepper
¼ tsp Chilli Pepper
1 ripe Plantain (yellow)
Handful of lettuce leaves
How to Make:
Using a sharp kitchen knife, prepare chicken fillets by cutting across horizontally, to allow easy absorption of seasoning (and eventually heat from frying).
Season with paprika, salt, black pepper, lemon juice and chilli pepper.
Cover and leave to marinade, while you prepare the plantain.
Slice the plantain, then shallow-fry in preheated oil until golden.
Remove fried plantain to a bowl lined with kitchen paper to drain. Season with sea salt and shake.
Preheat a fresh pan with 60ml sunflower oil and shallow-fry marinated chicken until cooked.
Pierce to make sure juices run clear – no blood!
To heat Varo Jollof Rice - tear open top corner of pouch slightly and squeeze gently to separate the rice. Microwave for 2 minutes (700w).
Serve with peppered chicken, fried plantain and lettuce.
Enjoy the delicious and unique taste of Varo Jollof Rice with peppered chicken and fried plantain!