Tag: Jollof recipes

Nigerian Cuisine

Balangu Jollof

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 […]

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New Nigerian Christmas Jollof #3: Seafood Jollof

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 […]

Nigerian Cuisine

Banga Jollof

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, […]

Nigerian Cuisine

August 22nd – In Preparation for World Jollof Rice Day

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. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/168209671″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” […]