Perfect Nigerian Jollof

Meet Cassandra, winner of the 2017 JollofWars event in Sydney. Jollof rice is a quintessential West African dish, and Cassandra has perfected the Nigerian version--super spicey and bright red in colour. And delicious, of course. Growing up in Nigeria she'd cook a giant pot for her brothers and uncles-- but it was quite the endeavor since power outages are so frequent there. She has lots of tips if you're keen to create this dish yourself. And she laughs a ton:)

Music in this episode was recorded at JollofWars and is by Malin Sylla of Afro Nomad.

The Africultures Festival is coming on 10 March in Lidcombe (western Sydney)-- I've never been but it sounds awesome!

 Cassandra (left) and Tope (right) from Nigeria cooked the winning jollof at the 2017 JollofWars held in Auburn.

Cassandra (left) and Tope (right) from Nigeria cooked the winning jollof at the 2017 JollofWars held in Auburn.

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