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jollof rice

Ghanaian Jollof Rice

Jollof rice (also called benachin) is a one-pot rice dish that is beloved among West Africans. Pretty much all West African countries have their own version of jollof rice…

Jamaican rice and peas

Jamaican Rice and Peas

Rice and peas is the quintessential Jamaican food. It’s a side dish that accompanies most meals in Jamaican cuisine. Some of the Jamaicans that I know say that rice…

shrimp etouffee

Shrimp Etouffee

Shrimp étouffée is a stew that is part of Louisiana Cajun and Creole cuisine. Étouffée is French for “smothered” and the dish basically involves smothering shrimp in a rich,…