Lockdown recipe: Jollof rice – a taste of West Africa
Take a trip to West Africa with this delicious jollof rice dish.
Jollof is believed to have originated in the Senegambia region of West Africa among the Wolof people, where it is known as benachin.
This dish has massive significance in the West African region. As a result, there has been a long debate in the region as to who prepares the best jollof rice. In Ghana, jollof rice is made with basmati or thai rice, with warm spices like clove, nutmeg or cinnamon. Ghanaians are also likely to use the same protein stock, including chicken or beef, to simmer their dish.
In Nigeria, pureed tomatoes, habaneros, red bell peppers and onions, along with parboiled long grain rice are used in the dish. In Cameroon, jollof rice tends to be made with beef and enjoyed with carrots and green beans.
Whichever way you choose to do it, after tasting jollof rice, you will not want your rice any other way.
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