One of the best ways to explore a culture is through its food. The ever expanding food truck movement in Los Angeles allows an enormous variety of options.
Opportune Akendeu, the owner of the African Chop truck is from Cameroon. Many of the dishes she offers including Joloff rice are popular all over Northern Africa. Sadly, we missed her version because it was sold out the day we sampled her food. Next time, for sure!
In the meantime, we decided to try our hand at home using a combination based on our preferences. This is what’s so wonderful about this kind of dish, it’s highly adaptable, simple to make and of course delicious.
Jan and Jen
J&J Joloff Rice: Basmati rice, Green beans, Carrots, Roma tomatoes, Poblano peppers, Red onion, Coconut oil, Tomato paste, Curry powder, Dried thyme, Unsalted butter and Salt.