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Jollof Rice-An Ultimate Guide

Nnamdi Ogbu

Tags African Food, Jollof Rice, Nigeria food, West African food

Jollof Rice-An Ultimate Guide

Jollof Rice-An Ultimate Guide Part 1   Jollof Rice-with eggs, fried plantain and fish chunks Jollof rice has not always been a Nigerian dish, in fact the term Jollof stems from the Wolof word Benachin which translates literally as “one-pot”. It is believed that Jollof rice as a dish was introduced around the late sixties, early seventies, when there was a great influx of immigrants and a booming economy which favoured the importation of long grain rice in abundance!During this time, Jollof rice featured mainly at the elites’ parties and homes. Prior to this time, there existed some form of rice dish...