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#SundayRice: Kilishi Jollof Rice

by on August 13, 2017
 

Kilishi – Nigerian beef Jerky has been on my mind for the last few weeks. I’ve been reading a bit about the Afro-Brazilian culinary connections and came across Arroz de hauca, Hausa rice which is white rice cooked till soft and served with beef jerky and a few other sides, served to the gods and important in Candomble – the Afro-Brazilian oral religion that’s a blend of traditional Yoruba worship, Catholicism and other religions.

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My recipe is a super simple recipe that involves kilishi, cut up into small bits, vegetables and cooked (leftover too) Jollof rice.

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I begin my slicing onions and tomatoes and sauteeing them with the kilishi. The tomatoes loose their moisture to the kilishi and the air – that’s sufficient to soften the kilishi to chewable consistency.

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I season wth yaji and then add the Jollof in. A good stir and low heat and the kilishi becomes a touch moister

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In goes the rice – already cooked, best cold;

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I stir, heat through covered till warm/ hot all the way.

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The rice is both nutty and spicy and perfect for Jollof. So the next time you have kilishi and Jollof, combine them and deliver yumminess to your plate.

Happy Sunday.