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jollof rice Line breaks: jol¦lof rice
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɒləf rʌɪs/

Definition of jollof rice in English:


A West African stew made with rice, chilli peppers, and meat or fish.
Example sentences
  • A west African one-pot meal, jollof rice, is also popular.
  • Ambassador Fernandez bought Christian a house for $280,000 and sent him to London to learn how to prepare Nigerian dishes such as asaro (yam porridge) and jollof rice.
  • No disrespect intended, but have you and your husband tasted everyone's jollof rice to make such a statement?


Jollof, variant of Wolof.

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