This staple dish in West Africa has hundreds of variations! It is claimed by many West African countries as "our own", yet it is widely made in Senegal, Nigeria, the Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, the Ivory Coast, and neighboring countries. (Check the map of Africa in the African Cooking Forum to acquaint yourself with West Africa). Jollof Rice has many incarnations: it can be made with red meat, fish, chicken or seafood, and it's also often made with whatever seasonal vegetables are available. Jollof rice as a dish has one good thing in common: it's always made in one cooking vessel! You'll have to decide about the rice: some recipes use 4 cups raw rice, which is really a lot (maybe too much for the Western way of eating). It is therefore not a recipe with exact ingredients and quantities.