Social media is a place where food lovers thrive. We often see plenty of foodie discussions going around on various platforms, including Twitter and Reddit. Food and recipes from all over the world make it to our social media feeds every day. Recently, a picture of special rice from Ghana became the subject of much chatter online. The co-founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, went to Ghana and shared a picture of their famous recipe called Jollof rice. The interesting rice preparation looked quite similar to our Indian pulao - it had an orange hue and also had some vegetables included in it. Dorsey shared the photo with the flag of Ghana in the caption. Take a look:
Jollof rice is a traditional rice recipe from Africa made with rice and tomatoes. It is a one-pot recipe that is popular among people for its simple ingredients and ease of cooking. It also has an array of spices and vegetables used in it. The eponymous rice actually originated in the 1500s, as per legends, and was part of the staple diet in the Jollof empire. For the full recipe of this rice, click here.
Thus, when Twitter's ex-CEO Jack Dorsey enjoyed the special Jollof rice, foodies truly loved it. The tweet by Dorsey received over 23k likes and 2.4k retweets since the time it was shared. "Jack this is vagharela bhaat," laughed one Indian user while another wrote, "Looks like Mexican rice! A few others also insisted that the Jollof rice in Nigeria was the original one, and Ghana's came a close second. "Jack is actually starting a war," said one user.
Take a look at the reactions to the post by Jack Dorsey:
Elon you getting it all wrong, if you gonna eat Jollof rice, it's gotta be in Nigeria— ..... (@frankdupr33) December 6, 2022
Starting a war I see— Bernard ‘berlin' Parah ⚡️ (@bernard_parah) December 6, 2022
GHANA 🇬🇭 Jollof is the Greatest in the world... no cup— Kwadwo Kusio🇬🇭 AK-4075 (@KusioKwadwo) December 6, 2022
Not as tasty as pilau.— Marvin, WordSmith ✍🏽 (@MarvinGakunyi) December 6, 2022
What did you think of the rice post by the Twitter co-founder? Tell us in the comments.
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