Jollof Rice & Goat Meat

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6 servings
Jollof rice with goat meat
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr


  • Meat and marinade
  • 1/2 pound bone-in goat meat
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch ginger
  • scotch bonnet/ belle pepper
  • 1/2 green bell pepper optional
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon anise seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • salt as required
  • hot water


  • 1 large onion
  • scotch bonnet pepper/ belle pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 3 tomatoes chopped
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup fresh mixed vegetables
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste or puree
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 cups jasmine rice
  • stock from cooking of goat meat
  • salt as required
  • 1 teaspoon grounded shrimp substitute for chicken stock cube
  • water as required

Prepare goat meat

  1. Wash and clean goat meat with vinegar or lemon juice and put in a saucepan. Blend garlic,
    ginger, scotch bonnet or petite belle pepper, green bell pepper, onions, anise and cumin seeds
    together. Pour over goat meat. Add salt and curry powder and set on fire under high heat to
    steam. Add hot water when needed to tenderise the meat.
  2. Meanwhile, blend onions, and scotch bonnet or belle pepper together and set aside.
  3. Pour oil in a heavy bottom saucepan with a tight lid and place on medium heat. When hot, add
    the meat to fry reserving the stock for later. Remove the meat from the saucepan and set aside.
    Add additional oil if there is not enough oil in the pan.
  4. Add the blended onions, scotch bonnet or belle pepper. Add tomato paste or puree and stir fry
    for about two minutes. Add chopped tomatoes and stir fry. Add nutmeg and cover with the lid.
    Simmer on high heat for about five minutes till cooked through and not tasting raw.
  5. Rinse rice till water is cleared. Add the rinsed rice to the stew, reserved goat meat stock from
    the cooked meat, ground shrimp or chicken stock cube, taste for salt and just enough water as
  6. Cover tightly and bring to boil. Immediately it starts boiling, remove lid, using a thin wooden
    ladle stir from bottom to top.
  7. Cover tightly and let simmer on low heat for 10-12 minutes. After the time has lapsed, remove
    lid, stir again. Stir in vegetables and fried goat meat at this point. Cover tightly and let simmer
    for 10 more minutes till it’s well-cooked. Serve alone or with fried ripe plantains and Ghanaian
    homemade salad as desired.
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