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Cinnamon Spiced Jollof Rice

This Cinnamon Spiced Jollof Rice recipe is a delicious twist on a traditional West African Christmas dish.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine African, Sierra Leone
Keyword Cinnamon Spiced Jollof Rice, jollof rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 293 kcal


  • 1.1 Liter (4.6 cups) vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp garlic purée
  • 4 tbsp tomato purée or to taste
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 600 grams (1.3lb) basmati rice rinsed and drained
  • 1 large carrot peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 1 red pepper deseeded and chopped
  • 2 large spring onions (scallions) sliced


  1. Mix together vegetables stock, tomato purée, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, salt and black pepper till combined.

  2. Add the rice, carrot, pepper and spring onions into the pot, and stir in the spiced tomato mixture.

  3. Bring to a boil, mix, and then reduce to a simmer and cook for about 25-30 until the rice grains are cooked through.

  4. Mix when done, serve and enjoy!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes


Weight Watchers Points:

There are 5 Freestyle Points in a serving of Cinnamon Spiced Jollof Rice.

Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Spiced Jollof Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 293
% Daily Value*
Sodium 562mg 23%
Potassium 177mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 64g 21%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 41.5%
Vitamin C 24.8%
Calcium 2.7%
Iron 4.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.