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Midwestern Jollof-Style Rice

Serve this Nigerian-inspired rice as a side or add cooked meat, fish and/or vegetables to make it the main course.

45 mins
6 Serving(s)
Midwestern Jollof-Style Rice


  • 2 cups Schnucks unsalted vegetable stock
  • 1 large tomato, coarsely chopped
  • 1 large red bell pepper, seeds removed, coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp. habanero or scotch bonnet hot sauce
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp. salt-free Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme leaves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup local long-grain white or brown rice


  1. In a blender or food processor combine stock, tomato, bell pepper, onion, garlic and hot sauce (or chili pepper) and process until smooth.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat and add blended vegetable mixture, Cajun seasoning, thyme and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, stir in rice and reduce heat to low.
  3. Cover and simmer until rice is al dente, about 25 minutes. Add a splash of water if rice begins to dry out. Discard bay leaf before serving.

Craft a Care Package

  • Dutch oven, to prepare rice
  • 1 (32 oz.) box Schnucks unsalted vegetable stock
  • Jar filled with 1 1/4 cups local rice, such as Castor River Farms long-grain white or brown rice
  • Produce: 1 large tomato, 1 medium onion, 1 head of garlic
  • 1 bottle scotch bonnet or habanero hot sauce
  • Jar of spices: 2 tbsp. salt-free Cajun seasoning, 1 tsp. dried thyme leaves, 1 bay leaf
  • Schnucks gift card to purchase remaining items for recipe
  • Recipe card (print this recipe)

    Nutrition Facts

    180 Calories Per ServingFat: 5gSodium: 20mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 2gSugars: 3gProtein: 4g

    Actual nutritional values may vary depending on specific ingredients used and/or modifications to the recipe