Jollof Wars: The Ultimate Showdown between Nigeria and Senegalese Jollof Rice

Jollof rice is a staple dish in West Africa, and it is a dish that has been enjoyed for centuries. It is a dish that has different variation...

Senegalese Jollof, veggies, and peppered fish
Nigerian Jollof, grilled chicken, and veggies
Jollof rice is a staple dish in West Africa, and it is a dish that has been enjoyed for centuries. It is a dish that has different variations in different countries, and two of the most popular variations are the Nigerian Jollof and the Senegalese Jollof. Although they share the same name, these two dishes differ in taste, texture, and cooking methods.

Nigerian Jollof rice is known for its spicy and tomato-based flavour and is often served at special occasions such as weddings and parties. The Nigerian version of Jollof rice is also distinguished by its use of long-grain rice, which is cooked with tomato paste, onions, red bell peppers, scotch bonnet peppers, and a blend of spices. The result is a delicious and flavorful dish that is often accompanied by fried plantains, salad, or chicken.

On the other hand, Senegalese Jollof rice is known for its rich and smoky flavour, achieved by cooking it over an open flame. In the Senegalese version of Jollof rice, broken rice is used, which is shorter and wider than long-grain rice, cooked with a blend of spices, tomato sauce, onions, and fish or meat.

The Nigerian and Senegalese versions of Jollof rice are unique in their way, and they are loved by many people in West Africa and beyond. However, the debate about which version is better is a hotly contested one, with each country fiercely defending their version of Jollof rice.

To make Nigerian Jollof rice, you will need the following ingredients:

Nigerian Jollof, grilled chicken and veggies

2 cups of long-grain rice

2 cups of chicken or beef stock

1 can of tomato paste

1 onion, chopped

1 red bell pepper, chopped

2 scotch bonnet peppers, chopped

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 teaspoon of thyme

1 teaspoon of curry powder

Salt to taste

To make Senegalese Jollof rice, you will need the following ingredients:

Senegalese Jollof, veggies and fried fish

2 cups of broken rice

2 cups of fish or meat stock

1 can of tomato sauce

1 onion, chopped

1 green bell pepper, chopped

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 teaspoon of smoked paprika

1 teaspoon of thyme

Salt to taste

In conclusion, Nigerian Jollof rice and Senegalese Jollof rice are delicious dishes with unique flavours and cooking methods. While the Nigerian version is spicier and tomato-based, the Senegalese version is smokier and cooked over an open flame. Ultimately, the decision comes down to personal preference. Both versions are worth trying and enjoying!


  1. Nigerian jollof all the way

  2. Nigerian Joffof ­čĺ»­čĺ»

  3. Wow.. I love Nigerian Jollof but I also think the Senegalese Jollof would be very'll never know until you try



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