It’s World Jollof Rice Day! Yes! Jollof rice has its own day and this just shows how powerful a force dish it is.
A quick history! Jollof rice is one of the most common dishes in Western Africa, consumed throughout the region including Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Togo, Cameroon and Mali. There are several regional variations in name and ingredients, with non-local versions as well.
The name Jollof rice derives from the name of the Wolof people, though in Senegal and Gambia the dish is referred to in Wolof as theibou dienne or benachin. In French-speaking areas, it is called riz au gras. Despite the variations, the dish is a common denominator across the region, and has spread along with the diaspora to become the best known African dish outside the continent.
In honor of the World Jollof Rice day, we bring you five of our favorite recipes of the amazing dish!
A Sisi Yemmie x Chef Fregs Collaboration
The Perfect Party Jollof Rice By Ndudu by Fafa
How To Cook Jollof Rice By Ivonne Ajayi
How To Make Nigerian Jollof Rice By Yummieliciouz Food Recipes
Nigerian Party Jollof Rice by All Nigerian Recipes