Hi I am from Jamaica and my husband is from Ghana. Here in Jamaica we make a similar dish called "Seasoned Rice". Its a basic and fantastic one pot meal which you use rice, mixed vegetables, pumpkin, ackee( our national fruit) and cooked fish or any other meat you desire.
I am about to try this version of the Jollof rice tonight and I hope its good as it will be his first taste of home since being here in Jamaica for 5 months. Wish me luck
Nope. JUst add raw rice. --DK
Thank you :). Seitan is Wheat gluten and has loads of protein. You can say its a Vegetarian's meat.--DK
Oh yes, wud love a recipe from you :) --DK
I usually tend to refer multiple websites and books and as I mention the base components tended to be the same. The only addition I made (and that which I mention) is Seitan in place of the usual meat that's added to the recipe. But given that I am an Indian and know for a fact that many so called Indian recipes are heavily customized around the web - so much so that it loses authenticity, the ones I referenced might have undergone the same cons of Internet cooking. Nothing beats knowing recipes straight from the horses mouth and thanks for throwing more light on what usually is done for the authentic version. Will post an updated recipe when I can :). Thank you --DK
Thanks Winny. Welcome to CIY :) --DK
Thanks for the feedback. I am glad to get more insight into the cuisines. Do lemme know other do's and don't for this rice and I might do another version --DK
Thanks for your input. It always helps to have people from the original place to give recipes cos otherwise the authenticity does get diluted in other regions. All the versions I saw did have these ingredients along with meat. Seitan is my inclusion to replace the Meat with Vegetarian Protein. Seitan is wheat protein.
Your version sounds mouth watering...Your fusion is going to be on my menu soon ;) -- DK
Hi Jully, thank you so much for your comment :) I have already showcased Xmas recipes on my home page and will do a consolidated post in a day or 2. In the meanwhile you can see the recipes here http://chefinyou.com/recipes/festivalsholidays/festivals/christmas/ or you can refer to this post http://chefinyou.com/2009/12/vegetarian-christmas-menu/