#WorldJollofRiceDay: 10 things you didn’t know about jollof rice
The 22nd of August of every year is regarded as the World Jollof Rice Day. It’s a day that is set aside to celebrate this very wonderful cuisine.
When you go to parties, what do we always look out for? What’s that special food, we always crave, every Sunday or when we visit our relatives? Yes, it’s our favorite JOLLOF RICE!!!
Jollof rice has been, is and will always be a major delicacy at every events ranging from wedding ceremony, burial, naming, coronation and other activities that means, food is served. The love for Jollof rice cuts across all age groups, from youths, to people of the older generation
Here are ten (10) things, you didn’t know about Jollof Rice;
1. The rice cuisine that is now called jollof rice is originally from the Wolof tribe that’s cuts across the Gambia and Senegal.
2. The rice cuisine is originally a fish-based recipe. But now, its normal to find jollof rice garnished with chicken.
3. The Wolof rice which is now called jollof rice was not a morning meal. It was designated for dinner.
4. The major ingredients for the meal are the tomato sauce. It gives rice to its redness.
5. Many of us don’t know that palm oil and tea-bush leaves are also part of the ingredients used for the preparation of jollof rice.
6. There is a dance that is done in honour of the cuisine.
7. The rice at the bottom of the pot is more delicious compared to the top.
8. Homemade jollof is not as delicious as the party made jollof rice because it is over spiced with lots of condiments.
9. Jollof rice is better eaten when hot…steaming hot.
10. Take note, Nothing can rival Jollof rice not even EBA (some people’s favourite).
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