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African Jollof Sushi Recipe

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What is Jollof Sushi?

Jollof Sushi is a delicious infusion of African Jollof Rice and Japanese Sushi. It’s a fun and unique way to enjoy Jollof Rice and is also a fab take on party food.

It is typically made by wrapping Jollof Rice and other ingredients of choice inside a sushi nori (dried seaweed) sheet. Here we share the Jollof Sushi recipe using Shirley’s Jollof Paste.

Jollof Sushi Recipe:

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 35 minutes

Assembling time: 10-15 minutes


You will require the following equipment to make Jollof Rice Sushi:

  • One large pot with a lid
  • Knife and cutting board
  • Blender
  • Sushi rolling mat

Ingredients:(For making Jollof Rice)

  • Water
  • 2 cups of sushi rice
  • Shirley’s Jollof Paste

Ingredients:(For making sushi rolls)

  • Dry seaweed
  • Avocado
  • Cucumber
  • Tomatoes


  • Soy sauce
  • Ginger
  • Wasabi


  1. A jar of Shirley’s Jollof Paste (one jar cooks 2 mugs of rice, 500g serving 5 people)
  2. Wash rice thoroughly
  3. Add full contents of paste to washed rice and mixed well
  4. Add water and stir paste until dissolved.
  5. Cook on hob, bring to low boil then reduce the heat to hob mark 3 (cooking appliances vary) stir rice occasionally.
  6. Cover with foil and cook for 30 minutes on medium-low heat until rice is soft but sticky.
  7. For assembling Jollof Rice Sushi, put seaweed on a sushi rolling mat. Add a few spoons of Jollof rice and press lightly into seaweed, then spread evenly.
  8. Cover the Jollof rice with seaweed. Flip over seaweed on a rolling mat with the rice facing the mat. Align sliced tomato, avocado, and cucumber 1 inch away from the edge of the seaweed. Roll from the bottom, using a sushi roller mat to aid the process.
  9. Cut up rolled sushi and enjoy.