If you’ve been paying attention, you might have noticed that our trusted meal, rejected by none and accepted by all, Jollof Rice has been getting a bit of a buzz lately. Yes, we all love Jollof, but especially on World Jollof Rice Day!
The question of why there is a World Jollof Rice Day wouldn’t even cross your mind if you’ve ever tasted Jollof… real Jollof! If you’ve ever put a spoonful of the exciting smoky goodness of Jollof, every day would be a Jollof Day if it were up to us.
In 2015, we celebrated the first World Jollof Rice Day – a day for all the lovers and makers and eaters of this controversial meal to celebrate its diversity and all-around awesomeness. Two years later, the firewood is still burning strong. Come to think of it, I kinda think jollof rice cooked with fire wood is sweeter than those cooked with gas or stove.
It will be hard to separate bottom pot Jollof rice from thoughts of an Owambe party.