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Baked Shrimp with Jollof Rice

Baked Shrimp with Jollof Rice

Author: BMC's Teaching Kitchen Recipe Type: Entrée | Cuisine: African Serves: 4
Total Time: 60 | Prep Time: 20 | Cook Time: 40


  • The Rice >>>
  • Yellow onion - 1
  • Diced tomato - 1 (14.5 oz) can
  • Tomato paste - 3 oz (½ can)
  • Habanero pepper or jalapeno - ½ -1 (depending on how spicy)
  • Canola oil - 2 tablespoons
  • Curry powder - 2 teaspoon
  • Garlic powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Ground ginger - 1 teaspoon
  • Salt - 1 pinch
  • Chicken broth - 2 cup
  • Long grain brown rice - 1 cup
  • Mixed frozen vegetables - 1 (10oz) bag
  • The Shrimp
  • Large raw shrimp, deveined, peeled, tail-off - 1 lb
  • Canola oil - 1 tablespoon
  • Cayenne pepper or paprika - ½ teaspoon
  • Salt - 1 pinch


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit
  2. For the Rice, Add onions and 2 tablespoons of water to a blender and pulse until smooth. Add the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and habanero pepper to the blender, and pulse until smooth.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat.
  4. Once the oil is shimmering, add the onion puree and cook for about 10 minutes or until the water has cooked out and the puree is starting to brown.
  5. Add the curry powder, garlic powder, ginger and salt. Cook for 5 minutes or until the mixture begins to thicken.
  6. Add the rice, mixed vegetables, and broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and cover the pot with a lid. Simmer for another 30 minutes, until the rice is cooked through and the liquid is absorbed.
  7. Take the shrimp out of the package and put into a bowl of cold water for 10 minutes or until the shrimp are defrosted. Drain the water. Add cayenne pepper, oil, and salt into the bowl with the shrimp and mix.
  8. Using a fork, add the shrimp to the sheet pan. Leave any excess marinade in the the bowl. Cook for 10-12 minutes (or until the shrimp is cooked through). The shrimp is cooked when it is firm and the meat is white and no longer translucent.
  9. Serve the rice topped with cook shrimp. Sprinkle cilantro (optional)


Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 4 Calories: 429
Fat: 13
Saturated Fat: 1
Carbohydrates: 56
Dietary Fiber: 7
Protein: 25