Jollof rice is a staple dish all over West Africa. Also known as “party rice”, it’s the something you can expect at any celebration, in every household. It’s richly flavoured and starts with the traditional tomato stew that is the base of so many other regional dishes. Developing this recipe was challenging for me, I must admit, but I’m happy for the experience because now I have this wicked technique for creating amazingly flavourful rice pilafs that I can keep in my arsenal. It’s the perfect type of dish to serve for a party, indeed! It’s rich, colourful, and anything but boring. Bonus: it’s also vegan-friendly if you use a vegetable stock cube rather than chicken.