½of a small jalapeño pepper deseeded and choppedoptional
1teaspoonChicken Bouillon powder (or to taste considering the salt and bouillon in your chicken stock)
salt To taste if needed
Dilute Tomato paste and spices with ¼ cup of water and set aside.
Spray baking pan with oil spray,
Wash rice till water runs clear drain and transfer rice into baking pan.
Pour chicken stock or water into the rice in the pan, add the diluted tomato paste, onions chopped jalapeños and cooking oil, stir to combine.
Cover tightly with foil Then bake in the air fryer at 400 F for 50 mins. Check the rice, the liquid should be all absorbed and rice ready. Stir in peas and stir let try residual heat cook the peas. Serve warm.
Stir in the peas if using at the 50 minutes mark, If there in rice isn't fully absorbed and cooked by this time, Cover with foil and cook for another 10 minutes. Let it rest for 5 more minutes then fluff rice and serve.
Taste your mix before adding extra bouillon or salt.
Check the rice at about 50 mins and add the peas.
This air fryer rice can be adapted to fit any Jollof style rice you like.
This recipe will serve 3-4 people as a side dish or 2 people as a main meal
Disclaimer: Air fryers differ, yours may cook for less time or for more time
Keyword air fryer jollof rice, air fryer mexican rice
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