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Coconut Jollof Rice feat. Ila Coconut Milk

A delicious and scrumptious coconut jollof rice recipe using Ila Pure coconut milk by Ghanaian-based founder Danielle Opoku-Akyeampong.

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Coconut jollof rice is a delicious alternative to regular jollof as it adds a unique and refreshing flavour to an already scrumptious dish. We used Ila Coconut Milk for our recipe, a delicious coconut milk brand from Ghanaian-based founder, Danielle Opoku-Akyeampong.

Ila is 100% organic and is made with just one ingredient: coconuts! There was no other coconut milk brand we would have wanted to use for this dish. Without further ado, here’s the recipe!

Coconut Jollof Rice feat. Ila Coconut Milk

Course Main Course
Servings 6 people
Calories 416 kcal


  • 2 cups rice
  • 200 ml coconut milk
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1.5 onions
  • 3 tbsp concentrated tomato past
  • 2 cans chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp garlic
  • 1 tbsp ginger
  • 2 chillis
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 2 bay leaves


  • In a blender, add 1 chopped onion, chillis, ginger, garlic and tinned tomatoes/chopped tomatoes. Blend until smooth.
  • In a medium/large pot, add coconut oil and sauté half a thinly sliced onion until soft. Add tomato puree. Stir and cook for a further 3 minutes.
  • Add blended tomato mixture, 1/2 tsp salt, thyme, curry powder. Cover and cook on low/medium heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • When cooked, add rice, coconut milk, bay leaves and more salt to taste. Stir, cover and cook on a low fire for about 30-45 minutes or until the rice is cooked. Stir the rice occasionally with a fork and add water if you sense the rice is too dry.


Calories: 416kcalCarbohydrates: 62gProtein: 7gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 209mgPotassium: 550mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 405IUVitamin C: 40mgCalcium: 87mgIron: 4mg
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Enjoy with salad, baked kelewele, chicken or any protein of your choice!

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  1. Thanks for jazzing up West Africa’s most famous dish 🙂

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