Nigerian Rice and Beans: How to Cook Nigerian Jollof Rice and Beans


Nigerian Rice and Beans, how to cook Nigerian Rice and Beans
Nigerian jollof Rice and Beans

Nigerian Rice and Beans is a meal that is prepared by combining rice and beans together. This is a favorite way of enjoying the richness of both foods.
You can choose to prepare it plain or as jollof.
For those who find it less appealing, eating cooked beans alone, the combination of these two meals will surely delight your taste buds.
Here’s an easy recipe for you …Enjoy!

Nigerian Rice and beans ingredients 

  • 500 grams Rice
  • 250 grams black eyed beans
  • 5 cooking spoonful tomato stew/fish stew/chicken stew /beef stew
  • 1 chopped medium sized onion
  • 2 tablespoonful of ground crayfish
  • 1 stock cube/bouillon cube
  •  Meat/chicken stock(optional), you can use water and extra seasoning
  • Pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste

Cooking directions for Nigerian Rice and Beans

1.To cut down cooking time,wash and soak the beans for about 3 hours. Pour out the water, rinse the beans in clean water and place in a pot.

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2. Pour enough water to cover the beans and leave to boil until the beans is tender, but not mushy (you can add a  little baking soda or akawun, while boiling the beans to cook it faster).

3.Parboil the rice using this method on How to parboil Rice and set aside.

4. In a larger pot, add the stew and meat/chicken stock(or water) and leave to boil. Then add the parboiled Rice and cooked beans, ground crayfish,stock cubes, pepper and salt to taste.

5. Mix well and add enough water if the liquid in the pot is not as the same level as the rice and beans.Cover the pot and leave to cook on medium heat until there is no more liquid in the pot.

6. Take off the lid, stir thoroughly and serve hot with fried plantains, chicken, fish, turkey, beef or any meat of choice. Nigerian Rice and Beans is usually enjoyed with a chilled drink.

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Nigerian Rice and Beans, how to cook Nigerian Rice and Beans
Nigerian Rice and Beans


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Please leave your comments, doubts, questions and success stories  below 
☺Bon Appetit

By Nky Lily Lete


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  1. Alison
    January 25, 2023 / 12:15 am

    Looks good! Can I substitute either sardines or fish sauce for the crawfish? Thanks

    • February 2, 2023 / 7:13 pm

      Thanks Alison and no you can’t use sardines in place of the ground crayfish
      as sardines will subdue the taste of the food,
      but you can leave out the ground crayfish if you don’t have any.

  2. Jazzmin
    June 9, 2022 / 5:26 pm

    Thanks dear,i really appretiate

  3. George
    June 17, 2020 / 10:24 am

    This method is quite easy and comprehensible. I think it’s the ideal method of preparing the dish .Thumbs up!

  4. Ada
    December 14, 2016 / 11:16 am

    Enter your comment…i have not made jellof rice and beans before but i have a good idea of what it would look like by reading your recepie and i have no doubt in my mind that it will be great. Thanks alot for this platform. It is really a blessing to us nigerian women. We love you, Nky

  5. Ada
    December 14, 2016 / 11:11 am

    Enter your comment…let me go and try the jellof rice and beans. I have not done it before but i have no doubt in my mind that it will be great, because your recepies are always good. Thanks alot for this platform. Your recepies are really a blessing to us nigerian women. We love you Nky.

  6. Anonymous
    September 30, 2016 / 11:52 am


  7. hajara aliyu
    March 21, 2016 / 4:08 pm

    I love ur recipes simple n straight Frward. Tnks alot

    • Nky Lily Lete
      September 12, 2016 / 3:03 pm

      thanks Hajara,You're welcome 🙂

  8. Books and Romance
    November 7, 2015 / 8:17 am

    I made the coconut rice o. I reduced the heat but it still got burnt quickly. I didn't remove it o just reduced the heat some more. It turned out extremely delicious. Thank you ma.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      September 12, 2016 / 3:05 pm

      I'm so glad you enjoyed it, even if no one wants there jollof or coconut rice to burn..even a bit.., we surely can't deny the fact that a litle burn adds a smoky flavor partylike flavor to the rice, abi :

  9. NuHrix
    September 18, 2015 / 4:17 am

    I rili enjoy fried frice…xo yummy nd sumptous u knw..luv ur presentation ma…#kudos (wish i can meet u to teach me practically o)

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 3, 2015 / 11:07 pm

      thanks hun 🙂

  10. Anonymous
    April 6, 2015 / 9:52 am

    When I cooked my fried rice the colour wasn't green enough

    • Nky Lily Lete
      April 6, 2015 / 11:52 am

      green?You can either add more curry or food coloring.

  11. Adeola
    November 10, 2014 / 1:07 pm

    Mehn! see presentation! The picture alone is mouth watering. You're the best ma.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      April 6, 2015 / 11:50 am

      Thanks dearie 🙂

  12. Anonymous
    November 10, 2014 / 1:06 pm

    Wow, this looks really really yummy.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 10, 2014 / 1:19 pm

      Thanks 🙂

  13. Anonymous
    October 29, 2014 / 7:48 am

    Before my monthly flow I noticed the pimples in my face disappeared after taking bitter leaf juice

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 30, 2014 / 6:33 am

      Thanks for your feedback dearie, bitter leaf juice is very powerful 🙂

      • Chizzy
        August 27, 2020 / 10:44 am

        I don’t have meat or chicken how will iake jollof rice and beans with only 400