Posts Tagged ‘Jollof recipes’
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Balangu Jollof

by Kitchen Butterflyon February 23, 2017
What you do when you ferry leftovers across skies, from Abuja to Lagos – you make Jollof. You add some yaji and kulikuli to the mix. You also treat the Balangu three ways: You attempt to make a floss of it, dambu – attempt she says because laziness and smoke and we did have small chunks […]

New Nigerian Christmas Jollof #3: Seafood Jollof

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 16, 2016
Inspired by Spanish Paella – also a red rice dish seasoned with saffron. After seeing all the ways in which Jollof and Paella ‘resemble’ themselves. Rice, sauce, bottom pot, much in common!  Jollof Paella Ingredients 3 tablespoons olive oil 150g (about 12 – 14 ) shelled, uncooked king prawns, heads reserved 1 large red onion, diced 3 […]

New Nigerian Christmas Jollof #2: Spaghetti Jollof

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 16, 2016
And I use spaghetti here to cover/ describe the family of pasta strands – linguine, spaghettini and the others. Forgive me. I’ve had many hits, only a few misses and I can say it makes a great alternative to rice. Tip: use gluten-free or wholemeal pasta if you like. I love the way the sauce […]

New Nigerian Christmas Jollof #1: Acha Jollof/ Fonio Jollof

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 15, 2016
Acha – Fonio is one of my favourite things ever. One way to enjoy it is by way of ‘Jollof’, that cooking, stewing, simmering in a rich, red tomato sauce. It is easy. Ingredients You’ll need equal amounts of: Acha/ Fonio (clean) Stock/ water Tomato sauce (tomatoes, onions, chilies, blended together then reduced, cooked down) […]

New Nigerian Christmas Jollof: 3 Ideas/ Choose Your Version

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 15, 2016
So, Christmas and Jollof are red on Jollof rice, like actually. I mean, there’s no Nigerian Christmas without Jollof, party or not. But…it doesn’t have to be all about rice. You can go down the Acha/Fonio or Pasta route. If you go for rice, you could do brown too. You might want to try Bulgur – […]

Ofada – Ugba Palm Oil Jollof

by Kitchen Butterflyon September 23, 2015
The things you learn when finally, you decide on going down a certain path. About that rice That yes, you know Ofada rice is fermented as part of its processing, as part of what makes it highly sought after but you do not think it stinks to the high heavens. You did not know that it […]

Banga Jollof

by Kitchen Butterflyon August 19, 2015
This is one of the few times I make Jollof rice without first cooking the rice. The first thing I do is call my mother who instructs me accordingly. Rice. Banga cream and no spices. If at all, a mere pinch. I begin by washing the rice in water till clear. In a large pot, […]

August 22nd – In Preparation for World Jollof Rice Day

by Kitchen Butterflyon August 18, 2015
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 Ojuelegba. Just because it is my current favourite song and because…yeah, I say so. And then, if you are […]

#SundayRice: Smoky Peppered Snail Jollof Rice

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 26, 2015
Eaten on a Tuesday and Wednesday. And repeated again today, on a Sunday. And also a short discourse on how ideas are formed – one of the most intriguing things ever. How are synaptic connections made that generate so much possibility?  I was on my way home a few days ago when I drove past […]