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Forget Jollof! Go for Lerato’s Green Fried Rice for The Guardian

As I said in yesterday’s live tweetchat hosted by The Guardian, my cooking is inspired by family, the season and my environment. Mr. Tomato (my husband) inspired this recipe as I sought to make white rice healthier after watching him gobble up freshly cooked rice straight from the pot. I knew that despite our pantry filled with a variety of brown and wild rice, white rice would be a tough one to let go of.   I hope this recipe for Green Fried Rice will encourage us to eat more greens and for Nigerians suffering the high price of tomatoes, this could be the next best thing, leaving Jollof rice for special occasions now that tomato is the new truffle! Although this recipe was created in my home in England, for my family in Nigeria, it has become a great substitute for Jollof rice which is a popular West African dish similar to the Spanish Paella, cooked in tomato sauce. Nigerians are currently suffering the tremendous hike in price of tomatoes as well as other …