This African rice dish is velvety red and the flavors combined with the succulent texture of Arborio makes this experience a meal to remember
What is Jollof
Vegan jollof is a plant-based version of the popular West African dish called jollof rice. Jollof rice is a one-pot dish made with rice, tomatoes, onions, and a variety of spices and seasonings. It is a staple dish in many West African countries, including Nigeria, Ghana, and Senegal.
To make vegan jollof, the traditional meat or chicken is replaced with plant-based protein sources such as tofu, tempeh, or seitan. The dish is also made without any animal products such as butter, milk, or cream. Instead, vegetable oil or plant-based butter substitutes are used to sauté the onions and tomatoes.
Vegan jollof can be customized with different vegetables such as bell peppers, carrots, and peas. It is a flavorful and nutritious dish that is enjoyed by vegans and non-vegans alike.
Jollof is a popular West African dish that is enjoyed in many countries, including Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, and Gambia. The dish is made with rice, tomatoes, onions, and a variety of spices and seasonings. It is often served with chicken, beef, or fish and is a staple at many social gatherings and celebrations.
The history of jollof is a topic of much debate and controversy. Some believe that the dish originated in Senegal, while others claim that it was first made in Nigeria. There are also those who argue that the dish has its roots in the Wolof people of Senegal and Gambia, who have a similar dish called "thieboudienne."
Despite the disagreements over its origins, there is no denying that jollof has become a beloved dish throughout West Africa and beyond. It is often served at weddings, birthdays, and other special occasions, and is a symbol of unity and community.
In recent years, there has been a friendly rivalry between Nigeria and Ghana over who makes the best jollof. This has led to a number of jollof competitions and debates on social media, with each country claiming that their version is the most delicious.
Regardless of its origins or which country makes the best version, there is no denying that jollof is a delicious and beloved dish that has become an important part of West African culture.
What you need
- Red Bell Pepper
- Olive Oil
- Tomato Paste
What to do
- Fry up sliced Onions in a pan with olive oil
- Roast up some sliced peppers, onions & garlic, toss in olive oil & salt. Give it around 20-30 minutes on 450 F.
- Add tomato paste on the pan of onions.
- Blend roasted pepper, garlic & onion then add to the pan of tomato paste & onion mixture.
- Throw in 1 cup of Arborio. Keep stirring.
- Add 2 cups of vegetable stock keep stirring.
- Set fire to low and cover.
- Feel free to stir once in a while and add more liquid as needed.
- Season to taste. Maybe mount some vegan butter.
- Some top it with sliced onions and tomatoes.
- 1 Bulb onion
- 1 Bulb garlic
- 1 Pc bell pepper
- 3 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 Cup arborio rice
- 5 tablespoon tomato paste
- 2 tablespoon seasoning
- 1 ½ Cup Veg stock
- Sauté or pan fry slices of onions. Add in tomato paste, reduce till the color darkens.
- Roast slices of onions, cloves of garlic and bell pepper on 450F for 20 minutes.
- Blend the roasted peppers along with some seasonings.
- Add arborio rice into the pan. Mix and stir well.
- Add blended peppers into the pan, add 1 cup of stock. Turn the fire to low, cover and let cook for 20 mins.
- Stir every once in a while to keep from burning. Adjust liquid as needed.