How to prepare the delicious Nigerian Fried rice


Fried rice is one of the most widely eaten Nigerian food; it is accepted by almost every Nigerian both at home and in Diaspora.

The process of making fried rice is a bit complicated but gets easier with time.

I am sure this recipe is detailed enough and would make the whole process a cakewalk.

Here is the complete ingredient for making this delicious Nigerian food.


Complete Ingredients for Fried Rice

Serving: 8 Persons
  • 4 cups of rice.
  • 5 cups of sliced Cabbage.
  • 2 cups of sliced Carrot.
  • 2 cups of sliced Green beans.
  • Half cup of peas.
  • 1 cup of sliced Green pepper.
  • Cow Liver {300g}.
  • 2kg of Chicken.
  • Vegetable oil.{200ml}
  • 1 cup of sliced Onions.
  • Curry powder (coloring spice) {2 Tablespoons}.
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

Most Nigerian foods start with you parboiling the meat to be used, Most Naija foods including fried rice goes along with fried or cooked meat. The most popular meat in Nigeria is chicken.
So we are making fried rice and chicken.

Step 1
Parboil chicken and liver (both together) with all the spices (a teaspoon of salt, half cup of sliced onions, a teaspoon of thyme spice, a teaspoon of curry, two seasoning cubes teaspoon each of powdered ginger and garlic).

Allow the meat to cook for ten to fifteen minutes, taste for salt, then pick out and deep fry. Be sure to reserve the stock (meat water)

Step 2
Chop the cabbage, green beans, carrot, liver and set aside in a wide tray as you can find in the video below or the image above.

This process is easy, I normally use just a knife and chopping board or a tray.

The sample image below shows you some of the ingredients in small quantities.

Chopped cow liver(1), chicken stock (meat water)(2), green peas(3) Chopped cabbage(4) chopped carrot(5), green beans(6), and sweet corn (7).

Fried rice ingredients

Remove the white center seeds from the green pepper and also slice and set aside.

Step 3
Parboil the 4 cups of rice also and cook with half of the meat stock (water from the meat) and two cups of water, cook until it is about 70% done.

You have to observe the rice closely. It doesn’t need to be too soft or too hard, just almost done.

How to Cook Fried rice Step By Step


Step 1
Set your cooking pot on heat, allow to dry, then pour in about 200ml of vegetable oil.
Note: It is better to continue with the same oil you used while frying the meat (that is only if you fried the meats), you can reduce it to 200ml.

Step 2
Allow heating then add the sliced onions stir for 1-2 minutes.

Onions frying

Step 3
Then add the chopped carrot and green beans, any of these two can actually go first.

frying carrot bean

Add the chopped liver and sweet corn, stir.
Meat stock (water from the meat) should follow, add ground pepper (optional), add a teaspoon of salt and, add 1 seasoning cube then stir and taste, you may add more salt.

Add the green peas.

Cook fried rice

Stir for 1-2 minutes then add cabbage and the curry powder (Curry is a yellowish spice that actually adds the yellowish color to fried rice, add and stir till you are satisfied with the color.)

You would have a yellowish mixture that would often taste overly spiced, don’t worry the rice would balance the taste.

If you are satisfied with the taste then add the green pepper, stir.

Step 5
cooked rice

Step 4
Add the almost-done white rice.

turning rice fried

Stir all together, cover your pot and allow to simmer for 5-7 minutes.

That is how to make fried rice.

pot of fried rice

Step 5
Serve with the fried or fried meat (chicken), I fried my chicken as you can see above.

You can also grill the chicken.

I think grilled chicken is way better than fried chicken, for one, you will be avoiding the oil and accompanying cholesterol

Fried rice Recipe

Fried rice is one of the most widely eaten Nigerian food; it is accepted by almost every Nigerian both at home and in Diaspora. The process of making fried rice is a bit complicated but gets easier with time.