Benachin which is also called "Jollof Rice" refers to a mixture of spiced meat and rice with tomato puree and vegetables. Benachin which means "one pot" in the Wolof language, is a popular dish all over West Africa. It is thought to have originated in Ghana but has since spread to the whole of West Africa, especially Nigeria and Gambia, amongst members of the Wolof ethnic group. There are many variations but the most common basic ingredients are: rice, tomatoes, tomato paste, onion, salt and red pepper. Beyond that, nearly any kind of meat, vegetable or spice can be added. Wolof refers to the language spoken in Senegal, The Gambia, and Mauritania, and is the native language of the ethnic group of the Wolof people who are an ethnic group found in Senegal, The Gambia, and Mauritania.

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