The Vegan Nigerian: Malt Jollof Rice
Let’s experiment! Malt drinks are popular throughout Nigeria and are often combined with delicious meals such as: Jollof rice, Moin moin more. Participating in Nigerian parties and large gatherings increases the likelihood that malt will be served there.
Here is the classic Jollof, but it is stronger and richer thanks to the concentrated broth of pepper blended with malt. Deliciousness cannot be expressed in words, so please try it!
1/2 red onion, slice and round
4 tbsp oil
1 red bell pepper
2 medium tomatoes
1 scotch bonnet
1/2 cup of water
1 cup of malt drink
4 cups of tightly packed perboiled rice
1 tablespoon drying time
1 tablespoon curry powder
Salt to taste
1. Slice the red onion and set it aside.
2. Blend pepper, tomato and scotch bonnet with half a cup of water until smooth.
3. Heat the oil in a pan and add the blended mixture and malt drink. Add thyme, curry and salt. Cook for 10 minutes on partially covered high heat until the sauce is slightly thickened.
4. Add rice, mix well and place sliced red onions on top. Cover and simmer over low heat for 25 minutes. Mix well towards the end of the cooking time to mix all ingredients.
5. Serve warm on your favorite side, such as plantain, salad, or mushrooms (see the next post for a recipe for malt buttered mushrooms).