Jollof rice

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Jollof rice
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Jollof rice
Alternative names Benachin
Type Rice dish
Place of origin Senegal
Main ingredients Rice, tomatoes and tomato paste, onions
Other information Jolllof is eaten in many west african countries like Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone
Cookbook:Jollof rice  Jollof rice
Fried Rice, Jollof Rice and Salad, served with Grilled Chicken

Jollof rice /ˈɒləf/, also called Benachin (Wolof: "one pot"), is a popular dish of West Africa.[1][2]


The dish consists of rice, tomatoes and tomato paste, onions, salt, spices (such as nutmeg, ginger, Scotch bonnet (pepper), and cumin) and chili peppers; optional ingredients can be added such as vegetables, meats, or fish.[3]

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  1. ^ Wilson, Ellen Gibson (1971). A West African cook book. 
  2. ^ "Jollof Rice". Whats4Eats. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 
  3. ^ Ferruzza, Charles (October 1, 2013). "Esther's African Cuisine leaves the light on for you". The Pitch. Retrieved 2013-10-08. Meals are served with white rice or, for an upcharge, an extraordinary concoction of rice cooked with tomatoes, carrots, onions, peas and shredded chicken called Jealof rice. 'It's the Sunday dish in my country,' [Esther] Mulbah says. It's hearty and comforting, as a side or a full meal.