Multinational technology company, Google has celebrated a popular delicacy in Nigeria, jollof rice with Doddle.
Google displayed the Jollof rice doodle on its homepage on Friday.
The tech company said it is celebrating jollof rice with doodle to appreciate farmers who painstakingly feed the world by planting rice.
Jollof rice is a local African dish prepared with red tomatoes, pepper, onions, red oil fried mixed with boiled rice and other ingredients.
This delicacy is popular with African countries like Nigeria and Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Cameroon .
Meanwhile, Nigerians and Ghanaians have been in a friendly rivalry about who makes the best Jollof rice.
Recently, Ghanaians claimed their Jollof rice is better and sweeter than the the one Nigerians make but Nigerians are also quick to counter that theirs is best.
— ꫀᠻꫀ (@Keveen) August 11, 2013
I Nigerian made the jollof google doodle, we are wining the jollof war 🇳🇬
— bimie (@BimboBabatola) November 4, 2022
Why civil war? Jollof has origin and that’s Senegal. The rest is a copy.
— FiFi (@FIFISahel0041) November 4, 2022
— #FreeMubarakBala #justiceformubarakbala (@SienceTalk) November 4, 2022
There jollof war going on between those two nations so it is not wrong to call any of them jollofinas until one snatches the title.
— Khufu 💭 (@sthembilenkomo) October 28, 2022
Anyone here with knowledge on how the Ghana-Nigeria jollof war began? I seriously need some little assistance
— RJ💕 (@EtornamJoccy) October 24, 2022
Meanwhile, Google has highlighted this difference, noting further that Nigerians and Ghanaians use different species of rice to cook their jollof.
According to Google, “Nigerians and Ghanaians are particularly competitive over who makes the best jollof — and for good reason.
“There are distinct differences between the two cooking styles.
“For example, Nigerians use long-grain rice that absorbs more spices, while Ghanaians use basmati rice with a more aromatic flavor.”