YES I AM. I am that home cook who thinks jollof is supreme, especially this veggie jollof rice. Who thinks everyone should be introduced to jollof. Who always features jollof in every dinner party regardless of the dinner theme. I am that girl who thinks it will be an injustice to not mention this as one of the popular must try west African dishes. A West African staple with roots from rthe wollof tribe in Senegal and enjoyed in Cameroon, Ghana, Nigerian and more.
You get the point, jollof is the IT! And you know why, anyone can enjoy a version of jollof. I mean anyone ; vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, meat lovers, you name it.
Wait for it….all ye “non rice” eaters or “anti carbers”, you can make anything jollof. It actually seems to be the new trend nowadays. From jollof quinoa to jollof cauliflower and more. All you do is replace the rice and adjust the amount of water.
Shay you understand noh! Jollof is your everyday dish! Whenever I have guests coming over its always an item on the menu. Infact we are having our neighbors over for dinner this weekend and I can’t wait to whip up some jollof. They are vegan, so this will be easy peasy. You can serve this as a side dish or a main dish. Jollof is the always present party food. Typically served buffet style at most if not all African parties with some fried fish or chicken.
Its such a festive, flavor packed dish that you can totally make your own. The most critical part of this dish is the tomato base sauce used to cook the rice. I absolutely love the idea of adding fresh herbs in my sauce. Some will stick to just thyme, but I say go for your favorite herbs and let the flavors develop.
Without futher ado, permit me introduce you to my Camderoonian veggie jollof. Rice cooked in a spicy flavor packed tomato base sauce, loaded with lots of vegetables. I made this during a small dinner get together with friends. Served with baked salmon. Hope you get to try this out and enjoy it as much as we did.