#SundayRice: Kilishi Jollof Rice

by Kitchen Butterflyon 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 […]

How to Make Nkwobi Jollof

by Kitchen Butterflyon January 31, 2016
I’m a  fan of fusion and merging but you already know that. This dish is the result of a night out with M of OmNomLagos at the  SAOCafe in Lekki 1, Lagos. Can I just say I  love SAOcafe? It is a beautifully designed space. Before I went there, two friends on separate occasions in […]

10 Lessons: From The Jollof Rice Installation & Exhibition

by Kitchen Butterflyon January 7, 2016
This exhibition was everything I love about food. The sculptor and curator describe it as ‘Sculpture meets food meets travel meets history’. As you well know, I’m fascinated by the history and culture behind Jollof Rice. Its origins, the translations, the fascination we have with it and of course the ‘wars‘ it has begun :). So […]

Pumpkin Jollof Rice

by Kitchen Butterflyon November 29, 2015
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 to your mix, the fact that it lends sweet and smooth and a touch of peculiar…that, […]

Smoky Prawn Jollof

by Kitchen Butterflyon September 24, 2015
Because….EVERYDAY is Jollof Rice Day. Super established. This was an attempt – a great one too, I might add – at approximating the beauty of seafood flavours in our beloved J Rice. While I deliberated, lobsters and crabs came up briefly but then, I did not want to make a seafood paella and so I remained […]

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 […]

Smoky Asun Jollof Rice

by Kitchen Butterflyon August 26, 2015
Because everyday is World Jollof Rice Day. And so I present you one of two recipes – Asun Jollof- I concocted during the run-up to August 22nd – the other? A smoky prawn version. Step 1 Get goat meat and season it with salt, ground onions and chilies. Step 2 Coal-smoke for the most intense, smoky flavour. […]

Five Approved (Somewhat Essential) Sides for Jollof Rice

by Kitchen Butterflyon August 20, 2015
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 meat; meat and moinmoin; dodo and eggs. Get the drift? Minimum allowable accompaniments if […]

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, […]