5 Amazing Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Jollof

February 28, 2020

Sure, we all argue about Nigeria Jollof vs. Ghana Jollof. We can cook Jollof rice in all ways imaginable. We serve it at parties and crave for it often. But then, how well do we know this delicacy we stan so much? Let’s plug you with some mind-blowing things.

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1. According to historians, Jollof’s origin can be traced to the Senegambian region that was ruled by the Jolof Empire (also known as Wolof or Wollof empire). Because of the frequent cultural exchange that goes on in thsi region, Jollof has travelled to different countries, and because of this, it has evolved into several regional varieties, all of which carry the heritage of the place where it is prepared.
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2. The Wolof people refer to Jollof as ‘one pot.’

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3. In French language, Jollof rice is called Benachin or riz au gras.

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4. Apparently, Jollof is regarded as an evening meal.

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5. Originally, Jollof meant to be a fish-based recipe. But now, its normal to see it cooked with various kinds of “animals” including chicken, beef, etc.

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