AFRICA SHOPPING MART
Where you can order the taste of Africa, home-delivered
Classic Nigerian Jollof Rice
Spiced and stewed in a flavorful tomato broth, it is everything from “every day” to celebration. The classic version is cooked with long-grain rice (Uncle Ben’s/Carolina’s) and seasoned with Nigerian-style curry powder and dried thyme. Served with fried, ripe plantains which we call dodo and coleslaw, it is everything. Note that the world might consider this aside but in Nigeria, it is the main. Even more special is Party Rice, a smoky version, cooked over an open fire, layered with smoke, spice, and immeasurable goodness. A few years ago, I cracked the code on approximating the smoky flavor on the stovetop.