Blog Posts - Jollof Rice



The Emperor’s New Jollof (Or White Rice & Stew is King)

‘Being a Nigerian is very hard. The country is in a recession. Our government makes us tired. We are always angry. We are always in traffic (well, those of us for whom Lagos is Nigeria); Amanda‘ Oh my days – I had to ask Amanda, my...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Nov 24, 2016

Nigerian Jollof Or Ghanaian Jollof?…. Keri Hilson Delivers Her Verdict!

U.S singer, Keri Hilson, has decided to weigh in on the cold war going on between Nigerians and Ghanaians over who has the better Jollof rice. The post Nigerian Jollof Or Ghanaian Jollof?…. Keri Hilson Delivers Her Verdict! appeared first on Oh Zin...
by Oh Zina on May 14, 2016

Nigerian and Ghanaian Students Suspended in UK University Over ‘Origin of Jollof Rice Fight’

LOL. The Beef and Competition Between Nigerians and Ghanaians is Hilarious. We all know right now that the biggest bone of contention is Jollof rice. Apparently, it has been historically The post Nigerian and Ghanaian Students Suspended in UK Univer...
by Jobs & Vacancies in Kenya on Dec 24, 2015

Pumpkin Jollof Rice

Sometimes, greatness is thrust into your laps. Sometimes it is. Sometimes, some kind soul – @temisol in this case makes a suggestion, sets you on a course of deliciousness that leaves you breathless.  The suggestion of adding pumpkin puree...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Nov 29, 2015

Five Approved (Somewhat Essential) Sides for Jollof Rice

Thanks Nigerian Twitterverse for the contributions. Here is what we have – 5 approved sides for Jollof Rice: Meat, Dodo, Coleslaw, Moinmoin and Eggs.  Per plate? Two or more of these seem like the right amount. For example – dodo and...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Aug 20, 2015

August 22nd – In Preparation for World Jollof Rice Day

Here’s everything you need to get ready for World Jollof Rice Day – lessons on history, culture, controversies, essentials and more. Mark the date – August 22nd, use the #WorldJollofRiceDay. To begin, I recommend you listen to WizKid’s O...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Aug 18, 2015

Part 5: Oven-Baked Jollof Rice

Two years ago, I discovered Oven-baked Jollof rice. I’d made rice a few times in a clay pot in the oven but it never occured to me that Jollof could be made in the same way. It was at my sister-in-laws in Mount Vernon, New York where I saw her...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Dec 15, 2014

Part 4: Around the World in Twelve (12) ‘Jollofs’

…or Twelve (12) Shades of Jollof Rice. Jollof rice in the  simplest terms is a beacon for West African cuisine. Texturally, it’s half way between the separate, not mushy grains of a pilaf and the ‘sauced’ creaminess of a r...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Dec 12, 2014

Part 3: The Fundamentals of Jollof Rice

Jollof rice: rice perfection that’s half way between the dryness of pilaf and the creaminess of risotto. ‘Traditionally’, Jollof rice is made with specific ingredients which define the perfect pot – from long-grain rice...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Nov 26, 2014

Part 2: #Jollofgate – In Defense Of Our Traditions

Now the dust has settled :), we can explore more about Jollof Rice – both a short history and the recent #Jollofgate incident. —–00000—– In the winter of 2010, I made Whole-wheat Argentine Empanadas. I served them with...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Nov 20, 2014

Part 1: A Short History of Jollof Rice

Jollof, definitions Noun. Verb. of a red, spiced rice dish loved in every city and town ‘South of the Sahara’ and along the coast of West Africa. Synonyms: Djolof, Benachim (Gambia); Thieboudienne (Senegal) to cook in a red, tomato-based sauce: ...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Nov 18, 2014


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