Jollof rice is one of the most consumed dishes in West Africa. A national treasure, Jollof Rice is served to wine and dine just about anyone, anywhere. Jollof rice is made in different ways, easy recipe, with each person adding their own personal touch of ingredients, across regions such as Nigeria Ghana, Senegal, Gambia, Sierra Leone and more. Jollof rice is so popular, it has become a symbol for African dishes worldwide. Often Jollof wars emerge such as “Ghanaian Jollof vs Nigerian Jollof“, which country makes the best? However, there’s more to this fine dish other than the sweetest plate.
Here are things you should know about Jollof rice:
- Jollof rice is said to have originated from the Senegambian region
- The dish gets its name from the Wolof people.
- Wolof people refer to this meal as benachin
- Basic ingredients for jollof rice include rice, onions, tomato paste, tomatoes, salt, pepper. thyme, curry, vegetable oil, red peppers, water.
- In August 2017, the Lagos Inaugural Jollof Festival was held in honour of the magical meal.
- The bottom of the pot has the sweetest bit of the rice.
- Your party is not a party without Jollof rice
How do you like your Jollof rice?