Sticky jollof rice is a popular rice dish in West African countries. It is one pot rice that is popularly served at wedding parties, birthday parties, naming ceremonies and other types of parties. There are different variations of West African Jollof rice. There is Senegalese jollof rice, Ghana jollof rice, Liberia jollof rice, Nigerian jollof rice to mention a few. Jollof rice is cooked in tomato sauce with spices. Mostly spicy jollof rice because Africans don’t play with their peppers and heat however it can be cooked to suit preference.
Jollof derives it’s name from the name of the Wolof people. 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. ” There are variations to the dish across the region, however jollof has spread along with the diaspora to become the best known African dish outside the continent”