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Jollof Risotto With Suya-Spiced Shrimp

This fusion dish combines the classic flavors of jollof rice with the creamy texture of risotto, and is topped off with succulent suya-spiced shrimp. Perfectly balanced with savory and spicy flavors!

Tasty Team
89% would make again
Jollof Risotto With Suya-Spiced Shrimp


for 2 servings


  • 1 lb roma tomatoes (455 g), chopped
  • ½ medium red onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 habanero pepper, or Scotch Bonnet pepper, stemmed
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil (60 mL)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 2 Maggi seasoning cubes

Jollof Risotto

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup arborio rice (200 g)
  • ½ cup dry white wine (120 mL)
  • 3 cups chicken stock (720 mL), hot
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Suya-Spiced Prawns

  • 1 lb large prawns (455 g), peeled and deveined, tails left on
  • 3 teaspoons suya spice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, for garnish
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • 1 fried sweet plantain, for serving

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 1348
  • Fat 55g
  • Carbs 157g
  • Fiber 12g
  • Sugar 40g
  • Protein 70g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Make the stew: In a blender, combine the tomatoes, onion, bell pepper, and habanero. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour the tomato purée into a medium pot set over medium-high heat. Add the bay leaf. Bring to boil and cook for 10–15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the water has cooked off and the sauce is reduced by about half.
  3. Add the vegetable oil and fry the sauce for 10-15 minutes more.
  4. Add the thyme and curry powder, then crumble in the Maggi cubes. Cook for another 10 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat and set aside.
  5. Make the risotto: Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 3–5 minutes, until softened. Add the garlic and tomato paste and cook until the tomato paste is deep brick-red in color, about 5 minutes.
  6. Add the rice and sauté until well-coated with the tomato oil. Deglaze the pan with the wine and reduce until the pan is almost dry.
  7. Add a ladleful of hot stock to the rice. Stir the rice until the stock is absorbed and the pan is almost dry. Continue adding stock, a ladleful at a time, until the rice is tender, but still firm. It should be moist and creamy, but not runny.
  8. Add the stew and stir to incorporate. Remove the risotto from the heat, then season with salt and stir in the butter until melted and well-incorporated. Remove the risotto from the heat.
  9. Make the shrimp: In a medium bowl, toss the shrimp with the suya spice until well coated.
  10. Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and prawns and cook, flipping once, until the prawns are pink and opaque, 4–5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and sprinkle the shrimp with the parsley.
  11. Divide the risotto between 2 warm serving plates. Top with the shrimp and serve with fried plantains alongside.
  12. Enjoy!
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Jollof Risotto With Suya-Spiced Shrimp