Vegan Jollof Recipe

Jollof rice is a staple in many West African countries and everyone has their own way of preparing it. I have made several versions of this famous dish on my YouTube channel but today I decided to share a vegan Jollof rice filled with lots of veggies. This Jollof rice is very simple to make and packed with lots of flavours.

Vegan Jollof Rice

Vegan Jollof Rice


  • 250g (Jasmine) rice
  • 400g Canned tomatoes
  • 1/4 Cup Tomato purée (80g)
  • 1/4 Cup tomato paste (68 gr.)
  • 3 -4 Garlic cloves
  • 1 Green chilli
  • 1 Sweet pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut oil
  • 1 Habenero pepper
  • 4 Stalks Parsley
  • 150g Sweet corn
  • 2 Onions
  • 1 Smoked paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried oregano
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Dried basil
  • 1 Tablespoon of your favourite spice mix
  • 2 Teaspoons salt (or to taste)


  1. Cut the onions, green chili pepper and sweet pepper.
  2. Heat coconut oil over medium heat and cook white onions until translucent.
  3. Add tomato puree, mix it with the onions and cook it for 4 - 5 additional minutes.
  4. In the mean time blend canned tomatoes, red onions, garlic, habanero pepper, and smoked paprika until smooth.
  5. Add the blended vegetables to the pot and mix it, continue to cook over medium heat for 8 - 10 minutes.
  6. Add salt, dried herbs and spices. Mix into the stew.
  7. Add corn, sweet pepper and green chilli pepper. Mix into stew
  8. Add rice and mix it with the stew.
  9. Lower the heat, cover the pot with either; aluminium foil, plastic, a clean kitchen towel or parchment paper. Then cover the pot with its lid (this is done to trap in as much heat as possible).
  10. Use a fork to fluff out the rice very 8 to 10 minutes.
  11. Cook until rice is tender.
  12. Add chopped parsley after rice is fully cooked

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