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Travel Noire Eats And Recipes: Jollof Rice Sushi

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Nothing unites people quite like food. To celebrate the black men and women who are using food to connect cultures and communities, we’re sharing some of our favorite recipes from chefs, at-home cooks, and food lovers who know that great flavors can bring us all together. The team behind African Chow (@africanchow) shares another one of their inventive recipes, creating Jollof Rice Sushi that blends Nigerian flavors with Japanese cooking techniques. 

 

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED

1 cup of diced tomatoes

½ cup of tomato paste

1 cup of diced onion

½ cup of bell pepper

1 tbsp of thyme

2 tbsp of curry

1 tsp of garlic

2 tsp of stock powder

2½ cup of water

2 tbsp of oil

2 pcs of bay leaf

2 cups of sushi rice

salt to taste

 

FOR SUSHI ROLL

dry seaweed

avocado

cucumber

tomatoes

sushi rolling mat

 

CONDIMENTS

soy sauce

ginger

wasabi

 

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INSTRUCTIONS

 

1). Throw in a blender, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, diced onion, bell pepper, thyme, curry, garlic and stock powder. Add ½ cup of water and blend.

 

2). Pour oil into a pot add stew mix into the pot, add bay leaf.

 

3). Cook at low heat for 10 minutes.

 

4). Add sushi rice, stir. Add 2 cups of water, stir. Cover pot and cook for 30 minutes at low heat.

 

5). Lay seaweed on sushi rolling mat, press down jollof rice lightly into seaweed and spread evenly, covering the seaweed with the jollof rice. Flip over seaweed on rolling mat. Align sliced tomato, avocado and cucumber at about 1 inch away from the bottom of the seaweed Roll from the bottom, using sushi roller mat to aid the process.

 

6). Cut up rolled sushi and enjoy!

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