My Global Food Challenge

Sierra Leone

Jolof Rice (Sierra Leone)

Yield: 6 Servings


1 smoked ham hock (weighing at least a pound)
2 cups chicken bouillon
2 cups beef bouillon
1 (3 -4 lb) chicken cut into serving pieces
1 pound lean stewing beef
4 tablespoons peanut oil
2 medium size onions peeled, chopped
1 garlic clove peeled, minced
2 large ripe tomatoes peeled, chopped
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 hot green chili pepper minced (fresh or canned)
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 1/2 cups raw long grain rice


Put ham hock in deep pot with chicken bouillon and beef bouillon and simmer covered for an hour. While hock is simmering, heat oil in heavy stew pot and brown chicken and beef.

Remove from pot and reserve. Saute onions and garlic for a few minutes. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, chilies, salt and cayenne. Stir and cook for 5 minutes. When ham hock is tender, remove it from bouillon, discard skin and bones and return pieces of ham to bouillon. Add bouillon, ham and beef to stew and simmer covered for an hour. Add chicken and simmer covered for another 15 minutes.

Add rice. Stir well. Cover and simmer for another 20 minutes or until rice is cooked
and chicken tender. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving so rice will absorb the liquid.

Link to My Post on Sierra Leone:

Cuisine :   Sierra Leonean     

Main Ingredient :   Chicken/Beef

File:Sierra Leone in Africa (-mini map -rivers).svg

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