The Best Jollof Rice is From Which Country?
Jollof rice is one of the most common dishes in Western Africa, consumed throughout the regions of Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Togo, Liberia, Mali, Ivory Coast and Southern Cameroons. In Cameroon it is a common favorite at ceremonies such as weddings, graduations and birthdays and is sometimes cooked with "ndole", a local vegetable. There are several regional variations in name and ingredients. In Mali it is called zaamè in Bamanankan, and is a typical Sunday lunchtime favorite in urban, middle-class families. The name Jollof derives from the name of the Wolof people, though in Senegal and Gambia the dish is referred to in Wolof as ceebu jën or benachin. In French-speaking areas, it is called riz au gras. Despite the variations, the dish is "mutually intelligible" across the region, and has spread along with the diaspora to become the best known African dish outside the continent.