Nigeria’s favourite meal, Jollof rice is a staple meal in most West African countries. Made with a base of rich tomato sauce. Its tantalizing aroma ignites your taste buds giving you the desire to eat even when you’re not truly hungry.
Over the years I have learnt from the great cooks that run in my family. They’ve shown me that a great meal is not measured by the quantity or ingredients but by quality. My mama always taught me to look out for fresh vegetables, meat, fish & poultry. That’s the reason why, when I cook a pot of Jollof rice, fresh plum tomatoes is my key ingredient.
My mama also taught me that a great cook can make good use of any ingredient available. Regardless of its quality or quantity, be it fresh tomatoes from the farmers market or canned tomatoes from the grocers shelve, a great meal cannot be devalued.
Here’s the recipe for a great Nigerian meal:
Serve with Fried plantain or Moi-Moi and Meat, fish or Poultry. Try it and do not hesitate to let me know what you think in the comment section below.