OluOlu Foods X Cookingwithfollyflo Mother’s day Collaboration
Native Jollof Rice, also known as Iwuk Edesi by Erik people or Palm Oil rice is a rich Jollof rice style rice dish. Considered solo food in certain parts of Nigeria.
Recipe: Native Jollof Rice (Iwuk Edesi)
- 2 cups Easy Cook Basmati Rice
- 1 Large onion for blending
- ½ Onion chopped
- ½ cup Olu Olu Palm oil
- ½ Cup Dried Shrimp (Optional)
- 2 Tbsp Locust beans (Fermented Iru).
- 4 Small Dried Catfish (Optional)
- Boiled meat of choice – I used cow skin, keep the stock (Optional)
- 2 Tbsp ground crayfish
- 1 ½ Cups Canned Tomatoes
- Scotch Bonnet Peppers (To Taste)
- Salt (To Taste)
- 1 large Red Pointed bell pepper
- 1 Cup of Meat/Chicken stock or 3 Tablespoons Meat/Chicken Seasoning
- 1 1/2 cup Chopped spinach
- I Medium smoked fish deboned and cleaned
- 2 Cups Water
- Wash rice till water runs clear. Drain and set aside.
- In a blender add the chopped tomatoes, 1 large onion, scotch bonnet peppers and red pointed pepper. Blend till smooth.
- Soak the smoked fish and dried catfish in boiling water. Debone the smoked fish and set fish aside.
- Add Olu Olu Palm oil to a pot on medium heat, add chopped onions and sauté till translucent. Then add Locust beans. Ground crayfish and blended pepper mixture.
- Allow to cook for about 6 minutes then add salt and chicken/ or meat stock. Use chicken or meat seasoning if you don’t have stock.
- Add dried shrimp, dried smoked and catfish and cow skin. Add water and washed rice.
- Cover and cook on low heat till soft adding water as needed.
- Add more seasoning or stock to taste.
- Garnish with chopped spinach and allow to steam through for about 5 minutes then serve.