World Jollof rice day is the day set aside to celebrate this wonderful cuisine. I remember while growing up, I usually wondered why the name ”Jollof’’ and where did it originate from? I never thought most countries in different part of the world also enjoy making Jollof rice .
As I grew older, I realised that people across the world adore this sumptuous meal. So if you’re a Nigerian, here are ten things you should know about Jollof rice.
Here are ten (10) things, we didn’t know about Jollof Rice;
- The rice cuisine that is now called jollof rice is originally from the Wolof tribe that’s cuts across the Gambia and Senegal.
- The rice cuisine is originally a fish-based recipe. But now, its normal to find jollof rice as chicken garnished.
- The Wolof rice which is now called jollof rice is not a morning meal. It’s an evening meal.
- The major ingredients for the meal are the tomato sauce. It gives rice to its redness.
- Many of us don’t know that palm oil and tea-bush leaves are also part of the ingredients used for the preparation of jollof rice.
- There is a dance that is done in honour of the cuisine.
- The bottom of the jollof rice pot is more delicious compared to the top.
- Homemade jollof is not as delicious as the party made jollof rice because it is over spiced with lots of condiments.
- Jollof rice is better eaten when hot, I mean steaming hot.
- Take note, Nothing can rival Jollof rice not even EBA (some people’s favourite).