I know that the whole world is still trying to decide whose Jollof is better, Ghana and Nigeria. Haa. But no one is comparing fried rice and jollof rice o. I wonder why. If you ask me though, I’d fried rice, hands down. Jollof just seems so bland sometimes. Don’t stone me yet o, lol.
But while I easily default to friend rice, I admit that Jollof still gives us room to play around with it sometimes. So to in honour of our famous jollof rice and how we, Nigerians, have put it on the map, (sorry Ghanaians) here are a few ways I like to switch up my Jollof meals.
Vegetables for the win!
So the jollof rice purists may say, Jollof is Jollof and fried rice is fried rice. Adding vegetables will affect its ‘jollofness.’ I beg to differ o. Mixed vegetables in Jollof rice can never make it fried rice. If anything, we can just agree that it’s Jollof that went to Harvard 😀
That Coleslaw Vibe
Have you tried adding coleslaw to fried rice? It’s basically like adding vegetables to vegetables, lol. Ok, I kid but the combination of the spicy tomato taste and the cool and crunchy vegetables with the dressing(I’m salivating) touches my brain every time.
Sausages in the mix
Now this is not so common and may seem like an odd mix but I assure you it’s really good. Sometimes I feel like I can add anything that can be eaten (I exaggerate) to jollof rice and it will still come out popping.
Gizdodo to the rescue!
Adding plantain is common but have you ever added gizdodo(plantain mixed with gizzard in a sauce)to Jollof??? Try it and come back to testify. 😀
So this was not supposed to be a fried rice vs jollof rice post, especially as I love them both and they’re at the top of my favourite Naija food list. 😀 It’s more so to celebrate a Nigeria dish in all its forms in can be eaten.
What’s your favourite Nigerian dish?