Jollof Coconut Rice and Beans


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Jollof Coconut Rice and Beans

If you are familiar with this blog you know my love for Rice and Beans in unending. I love beans based dishes! hello Moimoi and akara .  Beans is one of the most important ingredients in any pantry as far as I am concerned. I have several rice and beans recipes on the blog including plain cooked and coconut rice and beans. Both recipes require some sort of stew. This version however is good to go, the recipe is Jollofied for that top notch complete experience.

One trick I found that greatly enhances the taste of beans and reduce cook time is soaking.  It’s not a necessary step but I can no longer cook beans without first soaking. Soaked beans also plumps up greatly and stays separate when cooked. Do try this trick.

Jollof Coconut Rice and Beans

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Serves: 6

  • 2 cups beans (soaked in water overnight )
  • 1.5 cups parboiled rice
  • 1 400ml can coconut milk/cream (I recommend thai premium)
  • 3 large tomatoes
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 1-2 hot peppers
  • ½ large onion
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • ½ teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika (optional)
  • 2 maggi cubes (optional)
  • Salt - to taste
  1. Rince soaked beans. Cover with lots of water. set on medium-high heat and simmer until beans is cooked through 45mins - 1 hr
  2. Drain cooked beans and set aside
  3. Combine red pepper, hot pepper, tomato and onion in a blender. blend until smooth
  4. Place a large pot on medium heat, heat up oil. Stir in blended pepper paste. Simmer until most of the water is evaporated. Add in ginger, paprika, maggi and salt. Stir in coconut milk and ½ cup of water. Simmer for 5 minutes. Taste and adjust for seasoning.
  5. Wash rice and stir into the simmering sauce. Add in drained beans. stir gently. Cover pot. Reduce heat to low-medium. Simmer for 25 minutes or until water is completely absorbed.
  6. Serve with some Spicy baked Chicken
  7. Coconut Rice beans Jollof

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By |November 1st, 2016|16 Comments


  1. Tayo November 4, 2016 at 10:34 am - Reply

    Hi ronke, i love your food page. I can seem to get my eyes off the chicken thighs in the background. Where can i get chicken thighs only without the other parts?
    Local frozen shops around don’t seem to sell thighs alone.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie November 5, 2016 at 8:43 pm - Reply

      Hello Tayo, I live in Canada. I’m assuming you live in Nigeria.

    • Mj November 23, 2016 at 1:25 pm - Reply

      Please check Zartech or the frozen foods section in shoprite

  2. funmi November 2, 2016 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    Can I make this with brown rice?

  3. Kido Odekina November 2, 2016 at 3:08 am - Reply

    Lovely dish, I just got the lin eBook as a gift and I have sent you two email of my ID number for the name change tingy but have received no reply, am I doing something wrong. Please let me know. Course am anxious to join the group.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie November 2, 2016 at 8:48 pm - Reply

      Hello… if we haven’t replied it means we didn’t get your email. I just did a search of your name in our database and I couldn’t find anything from you.

  4. Ayishaa November 1, 2016 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    As usual another mouthwatering dish. Thanks for all the great work. Can I use tatashe instead of red bell pepper

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie November 1, 2016 at 6:53 pm - Reply

      Thanks! tatashe is bell pepper… go on ahead.

  5. Nigerian lazy chef(live, life, love) November 1, 2016 at 11:28 am - Reply

    This is very lovely. I always make Jollof rice and beans. Never added coconut. I’ll try this recipe for sure. Great recipe Ronke 🙂

  6. Ade November 1, 2016 at 9:03 am - Reply

    Hiya! Can I make this w/out soaking the beans? Do you soak the beans solely to remove the gassiness?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie November 1, 2016 at 6:52 pm - Reply

      You sure can. I soak for all the reasons I mentioned in the post.

  7. Tessa November 1, 2016 at 2:06 am - Reply

    Thanks for this new recepie, can’t wait to try it out.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie November 1, 2016 at 6:51 pm - Reply

      Awesome! do let me know how it turns out.

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