Happy New Year!
Who else also feels like 2022 is going to filled with a lot of parties, events and eventually rice! This notion is fed due to the fact that we began 2022 on a Saturday which is a day for ceremonies here in Nigeria, OWA NBE!
Which brings us to our first topic of the year -PARTY RICE/NIGERIAN JOLLOF.
NAIJA GOOD: PARTY RICE/NIGERIAN JOLLOF.
I’m beginning this article by testifying that no other rice is sweeter than The Nigerian Jollof Rice.
Have you been to an event in Nigeria?
Have you eaten at an event in Nigeria?
Take this advice for free, You should always try the Party Rice!
When I say ‘Party Rice’, I mean the JOLLOF RICE.
There is the orange-reddish appearance of it that means one look is all it takes to indulge it.
The aroma that loudly says -“EAT ME!” which you can’t resist.
Also, the taste that makes your mouth water especially while eating it.
Haven’t you noticed?…Even if Fried Rice or Ofada Rice is made, there is always Jollof Rice!
There are no doubts that there is always variety in a Nigerian event. Nigerians are lavish when it comes to parties.
You could see other assorted foods in a Nigerian event -eg: Pounded Yam, Eba, Fufu, Amala with different native soups but there’s no party without the Nigerian Jollof.
The best part is the Jollof Rice rich and smoky made in these events are always excess and are given as “Take Away” and bounce backs.
One signature our women have mastered is this: Any party you visit, the Jollof Rice tastes the same and looks the same.
It’s an art!
Sometimes when you make it at home, it’s not close to being as tasty as the one’s you eat in a Nigerian party…although the bottom of the pot can try.
Hats off to our Nigerian mothers! They have been doing this: they are the orchestrated hands and momentarily they have passed down the finesse to their daughters but I think the real secret ingredient is when a group of them come together to make that pot of rice.
“Too many cooks spoils the Brook” doesn’t work here.
And it’s NAIJA GOOD.🇳🇬❤️✨
NIGERIAN JOLLOF RICE Ingredients/Recipe/Video:
4 Cups of parboiled Rice
3 Large/ 4 Medium Red Bell Peppers (Tatashe)
1/2 Can of Plum Tomatoes/ 2 Medium Size Tomatoes
11/2 Scotch Bonnet (Ata Rodo)
2 cups Beef or Chicken Stock
120g Tomato Paste
100ml /6 Tablespoons Cooking oil
1 Tablespoon Minced Ginger
1/2 Teaspoon Curry powder and Thyme
1/2 Teaspoon any seasoning of your choice
3 Bay Leaves
1 Medium Size Sliced Tomato for Garnishing
Salt to Taste
This is a YOUTUBE Video by PHAYTE EFFECTS that will put you through how to cook a Nigerian Party Rice. HOW TO COOK NIGERIAN JOLLOF RICE|SUPER EASY