Oven Baked Jollof Rice

The Bridges Design Studio
Aromatic Jasmine Rice cooked in stewed tomato, laced with herbs, fragrant spices: curry, cardamom, cloves, ginger and baked to perfection. Please see the instructional video for additional information. Feel free to leave a comment or use the contact form if you have any questions.
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine African
Servings 6


  • 4 Quart non-stick oven safe pot, baking pan or casserole dish with lid Please see video instruction
  • Blender



  • 2 lbs goat, beef, or pork
  • 1 lg onion
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 1 tbsp curry
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp old bay
  • 2 bay leaf


  • 24 oz pasta sauce basil
  • 2 lg red bell pepper
  • 2 lg onion
  • 1 tbsp chicken bouillon
  • 7 oz tomato pesto
  • 1 habanero pepper optional
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tbsp ground cardamom optional
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 cups olive, peanut, or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables


  • 2 lbs jasmine rice


  • 2 eggs


Please complete before we meet for the cooking tutorial

  • Combine red bell pepper and 1 onion in a blender
    2 lg red bell pepper, 1 lg onion
  • Blend until you reach a smoothie consistency. Put aside
  • Slice 2 onions & put aside
    2 lg onion

Prep your meat

  • In a pot combine your goat, beef or pork; 1 onion, sprig of thyme, rosemary, bay leaf, ginger, old bay, salt, curry
    2 lbs goat, beef, or pork, 1 lg onion, 2 sprigs thyme, 2 sprigs rosemary, 1 tbsp curry, 1 tbsp ground ginger, 1 tbsp salt, 1 tbsp old bay, 2 bay leaf
  • Add enough water just to barely cover the top of your meat.
  • Boil meat half way to desired texture. For example, if you usually boil you goat for 1 hour till you achieve your desired texture, please only boil it for 30 minutes. Please see video instruction for clarification.


I have put together a grocery list for your convenience. This list is only for Publix. However, you may shop at your desired grocery store. If you already have some of these ingredients, please do not feel you have to purchase what I have on the list. The brand you use does not matter.
Please see video instruction.
Thank you

Grocery Shopping List

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