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Food to Try Cooking During Isolation: Jollof Rice and Peppered chicken

flickr Image by Kake showing a typical Nigerian Jollof with chicken

With the world in despair over the coronavirus, people around the world have been told to stay indoors to stop the spread of the virus. In Ireland, the HSE has advised individuals to do all within their power the stop the spread of the virus. Being in isolation with nothing to do can be boring. If you have always wanted to try cooking the famous Nigerian Jollof and you do not know how to, you are in luck, as I will be teaching you how to cook some today with peppered chicken in this podcast.


Jollof Rice

Flickr Image by Sudha showing a typical Nigerian Jollof
  • Rice- 2cups
  • Vegetable oil/olive oil- 4 to 5sp
  • Onions Chopped- Medium size
  • Garlic- 1 clove
  • Blended pepper, should consist of – sweet bell pepper(2)+ tomatoes(3)+ Scotch Bonnet pepper(3)+onion(1 small size)+garlic(1 clove)
  • Beef/ fish/assorted
  • Seasonings all to taste- salt, curry, thyme, powdered ginger, chili flakes, and seasoning cubes

Nutrients in Jollof rice

Rice – 90% Carbohydrate. Also rich in magnesium, phosphorus, iron and folic acid

Tomato – Vitamin C, K, A and calcium

Red bell Pepper – Vitamin C, B6 and Folate

Scotch bonnet pepper – Vitamin C, A, B and iron

Onion – Vitamin C, B6, and Potassium

Chicken gravy – Potassium

Beef gravy — Sodium

Oil – Fat and Vitamin E, K

Jollof rice is also a great source of energy and a very healthy choice of meal.


Peppered Chicken

Image by Aishat showing a peppered chicken


  • Chicken
  • Vegetable oil
  • Blended pepper
  • Diced pepper- 3/4 of each color
  • Diced onion



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