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How to Prepare Jollof Rice

With its delectable taste, pleasant aroma and amazing deep orange colour, Jollof rice is an undoubted ruler of West African delicacies. It is a treasured delicacy by West Africans. Call out Jollof in West Africa and you will start a clash of passions on whose jollof tastes best.

The origin of jollof rice can be traced to the 1300s in the ancient Wolof Empire also known as Jollof Empire which cuts across today’s Senegal, the Gambia and Mauritania. Rice farming flourished in the region and Jollof began life as a dish called thieboudienne prepared with rice, shellfish, fish and vegetables.The empire grew across the region and settled in different parts of West Africa.

Today Jollof rice is enjoyed in different parts of west Africa in different varieties. Jollof rice takes about an hour or two to be ready depending on its preparation. Jollof rice can be enjoyed everyday as a main meal. It is prepared at almost every function.

But now jollof has been made easy to prepare. Jollof can be prepared in 45 minutes or less. Check out these videos for the recipe, Tasty Tom Jollof Mix

Also Jollof can be made easy by just setting the time and leaving it in the oven. Try it out watching this video. Oven Baked Jollof

Aside from this new option, Watch Jollof preparation from others on Youtube.

  1. This is the Senegalese Jollof rice, one method you would love to try with them being the root of the Jollof meal. Senegalese Jollof

  2. The Gambia also has one wonderful and striking way of preparing their Jollof. Gambia Jollof

  3. Then to west Africa, watch some varities of Jollof from these Youtube videos. Pepper soup Jollof rice Goat meat Jollof rice


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