Kwanzaa Recipes

Jollof Rice

Jollof Rice

serves 8-10

1 tablespoon seasoning salt

2 teaspoons thyme

1-1/4 teaspoons black pepper, divided

3-pound chicken parts

2 pounds stewing or stir-fry beef

1 cup canola or peanut oil, plus 2 tablespoons, divided

6 cups water, divided

2 cups uncooked long-grain rice

3 cups shredded green cabbage

1 bag (16 ounces) frozen mixed vegetables

1 can (28 ounces) stewed tomatoes

1 can (8 ounces) tomato paste

2 teaspoons salt

3/4 cup (about 1/2 pound) smoked turkey, cubed

1 large onion, chopped

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Sprinkle chicken and beef with the seasoning salt, thyme and pepper.
Heat 3/4 cup of the oil in a large skillet or wok. Brown the chicken and beef
in the oil; set aside but keep warm.
Bring 4 cups of water to a boil in a pot.
Add the rice and cook until about half done.
Sauté the cabbage in the 2 tablespoons of oil.
Add the frozen vegetables; set aside.
Add the stewed tomatoes, tomato paste, salt, pepper, smoked turkey, onion, cayenne
pepper and the cabbage mixture to the half-cooked rice.
Add the remaining 2 cups of water and bring to a boil.
Add the reserved chicken and beef.
Reduce the heat, cover and simmer on low until the rice and chicken are cooked,
about 45 minutes.

Barbara Bietz

Barbara Bietz

Barbara Bietz, -Childrens' Books and Movie Section, is a children's author, magazine writer, children's book reviewer, and past chair of the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee. She loves talking about the creative process, books and the craft of writing. Her middle-grade chapter book, LIKE a MACCABEE,(Yotzeret Publishing) is a PJ Library selection. Barbara reviews books and movies and has contributed to numerous print and online publications. She also teaches writing classes for adults. Learn more about Barbara at www.BarbaraBietz.com
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