Basic Jollof Rice

Jollof Rice is an iconic dish to West Africa, and has gained popularity in the United States in recent years. It originated from the Sene-Gambia (Senegal and Gambia) region, and found it way eastward towards Cameroon. Along the way, it evolved in how it was prepared by different ethnic groups, using the same ingredients.


However, one thing remains classic of Jollof rice regardless of where it is made; rice cooked in spicy savory tomato stew base. Here at POKS Spices, we encourage jollof rice enthusiasts and beginners to thoroughly read the 10 Commandments of Jollof Rice, prior to attempting to make Jollof Rice from any country.