I’ve been meaning to try this Jollof Rice recipe for a long time now but only now getting around to actually doing it and with emancipation around the corner its the perfect time to get acquainted with some African cuisine. While doing research for the recipe I also came across Ayamase stew which is a popular Nigerian dish. Although the traditional recipe calls for specific spices and the addition of boiled eggs, I thought I would do my spin on it, also leaving out the eggs because i’m not a huge fan.
The traditional jollof rice recipe calls for red bell peppers but those are a bit hard to find locally and are typically a bit on the pricey side. So i’m using red pimentos instead. Other than that I’m trying to stick to as close to the traditional recipe as possible.