By now you MUST have had your fill of Jamie Oliver’s Jollof rice news aka jollofgate and quite frankly I don’t blame you. Although I do have to say that I was puzzled by his venture into jollof rice preparation but I shrugged it off and moved on…..apparently the rest of the African continent was not as forgiving…..
Anyway FFF loves jollof rice and I wanted to share our two favourite versions.
The first is our infamous FFF developed “Thai Style Spicy Jollof Rice”. This sweet-savoury dish packs a punch as it spreads warmth in your mouth from the layers of chillies In it.
As you can see it is very versatile and pairs well with meat, chicken or fish.
Another FFF favourite is “Dafaduka”. This smokey flavoursome meal is the Hausas take on the ubiquitous dish. The use of smoked fish , locust beans and palm oil gives the recipe a certain je ne sais quoi.
I wonder if Jamie will now venture into making a “pucker” gbegiri and amala. Will he scatter rosemary on the amala? Will he substitute beans for chickpeas in the gbegiri? So many burning questions!