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 complicating but gets easier with time. In case you experience any difficulty while making any of the food on this site you can always send a mail across, here is my contact page.

Here is the complete ingredient for making this delicious Nigerian food although some of them could be omitted depending of personal preferences.

Ingredients for Nigeria fried rice. (6-8 persons)

  • 4 cups of rice
  • 5 cups of sliced Cabbage
  • 2 cups of sliced Carrot
  • Green beans {2 cups}
  • Peas {half cup}(optional)
  • 1 cup of sliced Green pepper
  • Liver {0.3kg}
  • Meat {2kg}(chicken, beef or goat meat)
  • Vegetable oil {150ml}
  • 1 cup of sliced Onions
  • Curry powder (coloring spice) {2 Tablespoons}
  • Salt and pepper to taste

I made fried rice with goat meat in the video below; it is easier to follow the video if you are not on a mobile device (although most mobile devices can now play internet videos).

Fried Rice

What you find above is a deliciously made fried rice with grilled chicken. I do have a Complete Resource Here for how to grill chicken, fish, how to make salads, plus recipes for the top ten Nigerian rice meals. Awesome!!!

Preparation

Most Nigerian foods start with you parboiling the meat to be used, Most Niaja foods including fried rice goes along with fried or cooked meat. The most popular meat in Nigerian is either chicken or beef.

Parboil the goat meat, chicken or any other you chose with all the necessary ingredient (teaspoon of salt, half cup of sliced onions, teaspoon of thyme spice, teaspoon of curry, 2 cubes of maggi or knorr). Allow the meat to cook for ten to fifteen minutes, taste for salt, then pick out and grill, deep fry or barbecue. Be sure to reserve the stock (meat water)

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.

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

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 80% done. (You will learn more about this from the video below). You have to observe the rice closely. it doesnt need to be too soft or too hard, just almost done. You can add water as you observe.

Here is how to make Fried Rice In Nigeria

Set your cooking pot on heat, allow to dry, then pour in about 150ml of groundnut or vegetable oil (some folks also prefer cooking margarine) If you want to use cooking margarine 150g would be enough.

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 150ml.

Allow to heat then add the sliced onions stir for 1-2 minutes then add the chopped carrot and green beans, any of this two can actually go first. Add the cabbage also.

Stir for 1-2 minutes then add the curry powder (Curry is a yellowish spice that actually adds the yellowish color of fried rice, add and stir till you are satisfied with the color.) meat stock (water from the meat), add ground pepper (optional), add a teaspoon of salt and the chopped liver, add 1-2 cubes of maggi or knorr then stir and taste, you may add more salt.

You would have a yellowish mixture which would often taste overly spiced, don’t worry the rice would balance the taste. (If it doesn’t taste overly spiced it is advisable to add another cube of maggi and salt so it doesn’t become tasteless after you add the white rice {a trick}).

making-fried-rice

If you are satisfied with the taste then add the green pepper, stir, add the almost-done white rice, stir, cover your pot and cook for 5 to 10 minutes, you are done with fried rice.

Serve with the fried or grilled meat (chicken, beef etc.)


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Video On Making Nigerian Fried Rice.


Above is a video for making Nigerian fried rice, here I made it with goat meat and also covered the process of making the goat meat barbecue that the rice was served with.

We also made goat meat barbecue in the video above which was served together with the fried rice. Remember that most Nigerian foods are often served with either fried/cooked meat or fish.

Another Nigerian Rice Recipe – Jollof Rice – Fried Rice, you will also understand why I think Nigerian jollof rice is the easiest Nigerian recipe

 

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Those are some of the most delicious Nigerian rice recipes.

 

Comments

  1. Joy  June 19, 2013

    Hi Chy, I really appreciate your message on how to make fried rice. I often get things done wrong whenever i’m preparing this meal. I always fry my cooked rice in the thick sauce made from my fried ingredients. But at the end of it all, i often realise that the taste of the fried ingredient doesn’t really enter the rice. Anyway, now i have a new method which i believe will produce a better result. Thanks so much. Please, is it advisable to use green colouring for fried rice? I’ve seen someone who used it and colour of d rice wasn’t bad.

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  2. The Nigerian Kitchen  June 19, 2013

    Hello joy, you are welcomed. It is very ok to use the green coloring for fried rice but I believe curry is a more natural and tasty ingredients for that purpose.

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  3. Ebis  June 19, 2013

    It is nice to learn all of these wonderful recipes from you, fried rice is the most popular food in my house, my husband and kids love it very much but for a long time I have been doing it all wrong until I visited this page. Your method of cooking friend rice is fantastic, the first time I tried your method my husband cleared his plate, I felt on top of the world.

    It is so nice to learn all of this from you, your products are great too, I have been using the 50 delicious Nigerian Recipes, I love everything about the Nigerian Kitchen please keep up the good work, God bless you

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  4. Obioma  June 20, 2013

    Thanks for the fried rice video, looks great! Please how do I download the 50 Delicious recipes (ebooks and videos? I live in Nigeria and don’t have a credit card, can I pay cash?

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  5. The Nigerian Kitchen  June 20, 2013

    Hello Obioma, yes, you can purchase my products via cash deposit or bank transfer. See the product pages, you will find the links that would direct you

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  6. Ruth  June 20, 2013

    Thanks for teaching me how to make fried rice, I eat a lot of friend rice because I love the taste.

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  7. Ruth  June 28, 2013

    Thanks for the reCipe, but do you think it is right to use cabbage for fried rice? I was thinking that the only necessary ingredients are just carrot, green beans, peas, liver, onions and green pepper. Maybe I have to try the one with cabbage.
    Thanks

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  8. The Nigerian Kitchen  June 28, 2013

    Hello Ruth, you can use cabbage for fried rice, it all depends on taste and choice. Cabbage tend to increase its nutritional value and make it a lot enjoyable.

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  9. Ruth  July 10, 2013

    Wow! I can’t wait to try this too. This seem like the most delicious Nigerian food. And it looks healthy too

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  10. Cy  July 29, 2013

    I  ℓ°̩kƸ ur fried rice recipe. Its delicious

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  11. Rukky  August 1, 2013

    Wow that was awesome.i actually tried cooking fried rice bt mine did nt par boil the rice…but from what am seeing am goin to prepare the real fried rice..tnx so much.

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  12. funmilola  August 13, 2013

    Thanks for this. Recipe, will try the one of cabbage. as soon as possible. Ure the best.

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  13. funmilola  August 13, 2013

    Pls can we get salad recipe and preparation too.

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  14. Tina  August 15, 2013

    Am not clear wit the fried rice preparation cos hav heard u can use green pepper, tanx though, pls want 2 learn how to make chicken pepper soup for my friend birthday. Pls send it 2 my mail.

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  15. favour chika  August 27, 2013

    my dear u r doing a very wonderful job. u r simply d best. pls keep d good work up

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  16. Yinca  September 6, 2013

    thanks for the step by step of how to make fried rice i find very
    helpful i will appreciate if u also help me with the step by step
    making of salad and the best cream to use

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  17. Olabisi  September 10, 2013

    Wow!!
    U’re wonderful

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  18. christiana  September 22, 2013

    Wow, is nice…Please how do I get your book?

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  19. Jude  September 23, 2013

    Great recipe. Am Cameronian but I love cooking some Nigerian foods. I usually add canned fresh corn to the vegetables when frying, but I’ve. Never used cabbage. This is delicious! Thanks

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  20. Temi  October 1, 2013

    Wow,u ar a darling

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  21. Jane  October 14, 2013

    Wow nice one..thanks alot. Pls how do I get ur book?

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  22. Ifyjc  October 31, 2013

    Wow dis is sweet and i cant wait 2 cook fried rice 4 my family, beliv me my family is going 2 enjoy it. Tanx so much

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  23. Solomon  November 15, 2013

    you are wonderful, God bless u. i av red so much books about hw 2 prepare fried rice, yours were absolutely outstanding.

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  24. Eze Adamma  December 11, 2013

    You are doing perfectly well.i’v realy learnt so much 4rm u.keep it up! I tried purchasing one of ur ebook (10 rice recipe) but my payment was not honoured.what do i do

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  25. ijeoma  December 13, 2013

    Wow now I no how to prepare fried rice without any mistake but if I may ask can I use sweet corn when preparing my fried rice?

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  26. The Nigerian Kitchen  December 14, 2013

    Hello Ijeoma, yes, you can add sweet corn to fried rice. @ Eze, you can try direct bank deposit or a transfer, thanks.

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  27. Halimah  December 23, 2013

    Fried rice wif cabbage is awesome….I ve tried it n it turned out fine….I can’t subscribe for d weekly news letter it keep saying invalid email …help will love to receive more delicious recipe

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  28. queen  January 17, 2014

    I like green pepper in fried rice, how do I go about it seeing that your post didn’t include it? Do I also fry it?

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    • The Nigerian Kitchen  January 20, 2014

      There is green pepper my dear, you don’t need to fry it. Just add before the white rice

  29. esty  January 18, 2014

    I have always used a different method for my fried rice, I tink I will give your method a trial and let you know how it turned out

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  30. bisi alabi.  March 9, 2014

    Thank you so much 4 the recipe. But I thought sweetcorn and green peas is also important ingredient?. Thank you so much.

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  31. Chy Anegbu  March 9, 2014

    Hello Bisi, thanks for your comment. Yes, you can also add sweet corn and green peas.

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  32. Maryann  March 17, 2014

    Thanks alot 4 d recipe.But can i use any type of curry or must it be a curry without chilli and what do i do if d meat water is really small?Tnks in advance.

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  33. Chy Anegbu  March 18, 2014

    Sure you can use any kind of curry as long as it adds the necessary yellowish color. Also, it doesn’t matter the size of the meat water, just make sure it doesn’t get dried the next time. 😀

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  34. Theodora  May 10, 2014

    This is so delicious. Please how will i get your book?

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  35. mimi  May 25, 2014

    Thanks for teaching us. I just made fried rice following ur directions, and d result is nice, hubby cleared his plate.*winks *. Thanks a bunch

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  36. abolarin yemisi  June 29, 2014

    pls chy can i pay tru ATM transfer?And hw can i get it frm osun state

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    • Chy Anegbu  July 6, 2014

      sure @ Yemisi, thanks

  37. Inuwa Daniel  September 17, 2014

    I Want To Get Your Book How Do You Get It Please Reply Before 18 Of September 2014 Or Through My Email Please. Thank You. God Bless You.

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    • Chy Anegbu  September 18, 2014

      You can always order the cookbook from the sales page, click on the image of the book at the right hand side or bottom of this page to learn more. Thanks

  38. kola  September 23, 2014

    i really appricate u for taking time to help to state out recipe of making fried rice. But my qusion is this: what exactly recipe for prepararing 30 cups?

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    • Chy Anegbu  September 23, 2014

      lol, you can do the maths… based on the listed ingredients above.

  39. Sweetie  September 30, 2014

    Thanks very much for stating the ingredient for fried rice and direction to prepare it.
    I really don’t know how to prepare it but I will try it now base on your direction

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  40. Franziska Egiolamhen  November 6, 2014

    Looks delish 🙂
    Hungry already
    😉

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  41. Rashy  November 17, 2014

    Hi, tanx 4 d expo on how to cook fried rice, I try it nd it works out perfectly

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    • Chy Anegbu  November 20, 2014

      Ok, I am delighted that you got it right. Chy

  42. patricia  November 21, 2014

    Am really educated. Thanks alot

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  43. christy  December 4, 2014

    hi dear tanks for d recipes i like it i will give it a try,keep doing d good work.

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  44. miss_independent  December 9, 2014

    i really love ur recipe and procedure on this medium thanks to u.

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  45. Kome  December 10, 2014

    Am so delighted to have come across this site. was planning to go to a part time catering school for over 3 months now to improve my cooking for my husband but time constraint in this Lagos. God bless you. Cant wait to try my hands on these few cookery video have watched. Am gonna surprise my husband this Xmas season. Thanks

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  46. Blessing Otu  December 11, 2014

    A big thank you to Nigeria Kitchen education on this page. Am going to prepare fried rice for my family this Xmas following your guide in this page.

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  47. Mrs Emmanuel  December 19, 2014

    You said parboil the rice with half of the meat water. Please expantiate. Do you mean after washing the rice it is the meat water that you use to parboil it? When does this meat water come in? I do love this recipe.

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    • Chy Anegbu  December 22, 2014

      Yes, it is half the meat water (stock) plus more water.

  48. judith  December 19, 2014

    U’re a blessing to Nigerians. Please keep up the good work.

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  49. christy  December 30, 2014

    wow this is great can’t wait to try it out for my family this season. God bless u dearly.

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  50. christy  December 30, 2014

    mus i use the meat water ie my stock to perboil the rice? Thanks alot.

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    • Chy Anegbu  January 4, 2015

      not a must, but it sure makes a difference.

  51. BossChic  January 3, 2015

    Thanks for your recipe. Its really educating. But my question is, should I boil the liver along with other meat before using?

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    • Chy Anegbu  January 4, 2015

      Sure, you can boil the liver alongside other meat or just boil it alone with some ingredients.

  52. nora  January 19, 2015

    Can i use margarine in place of groundnut oil.wat’s d taste like.

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  53. Seun  January 21, 2015

    You are truly a role model Ma. I always check your site before embarking on any cooking.. lol and always get great results. Infact, av been nick named small caterer at home. Thank you and pls keep up the good work.

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  54. Ugo  February 3, 2015

    Thanks a lot. I have learnt new tips on how to make tasty fried rice. Your tips on how to parboil the rice with the chicken juice is an eye opener. Keep up the good job.

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  55. Dorcas  February 5, 2015

    thanks a lot for the recipe. it helped me a lot.

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  56. bissy  February 10, 2015

    I’m in my late 20s I cook well expt for some dishes lik fried rice,came across ur site now nd I got the best result.simple and yummy!i bookmarked this site already

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  57. Ella  February 28, 2015

    I dnt use cabbage for my fried rice. I even add chopped tatashe to mine, but dis sure looks greats. I’ll try it with cabbage.

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  58. Ella  February 28, 2015

    Hmmm, dis is yummy chy.Am salivating already. I dnt use cabbage for my fried rice. I even add chopped tatashe to mine, but dis sure looks greats. I’ll try it with cabbage.

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  59. rose owolabi  February 28, 2015

    Waooo! Nice one.

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  60. sandra  March 9, 2015

    very beautiful would difinately try this one

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  61. Amarachi  March 17, 2015

    tanks for your teaching on how to prepare fried rice, I will try it right away, please can u help me with how to prepare white chicken sauce, vegetable soup (with water leave) and moi moi, thanks please send to my email

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  62. zion  March 21, 2015

    wow big thanks to you ut was a wonderful fried rice Saturday with my friend…. thank you… muah

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  63. Bella  April 19, 2015

    Thanks so much for the recipe, I’m a zimbabwean but interact a lot with nigerians.I’m so much into your food and will definitely start making fried rice your way coz I’ve been doing it wrong all this while.

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  64. lola  April 21, 2015

    Have tried cooking fried rice couple of times but not with cabbage. So am gonna try your own method then with cabbage. Thanks you are doing a gteat work

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  65. Lilly  May 20, 2015

    Great Recipe! U’re really doing a great job here. Pls if i want to cook 10kg of fried Rice or for party, pls whats d quantity of d ingredients needed?

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  66. DANIEL  May 23, 2015

    do they use sausage in cooking of fried rice

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    • Chy Anegbu  May 26, 2015

      sure, if you like.

  67. shola  June 20, 2015

    chy,

    You are gr8 and your recipes is gr8.You are sweet and surely the Fried rice Will be sweet too when I cook it for my family.pls send all useful materials to my mail and how to get them.Thank u………ma

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  68. Sunshine  July 13, 2015

    Fnx 4 d procedure…i cn nw prepare fried rice for my fianace witawt mistake…kudooosss

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  69. Sunshine  July 13, 2015

    Buh wen do i add d sweet corn n do i boil it?

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    • Chy Anegbu  July 13, 2015

      You add sweet corn just when you add the rice, thanks
      Chy

  70. Aliu Rasheed Olatubosun  July 15, 2015

    Thank u very much for making me kw more about kitchen.

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  71. Joy  July 19, 2015

    Vry gud nd helps in improvement on cooking for people

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  72. thonia obiora  July 20, 2015

    wow!.its realy great method,I have been looking for a way 2 learn more on how 2 cook fried rice,just cant wait 2 try this method,the ones I have been making dont even givd a test of fried rice.tanx 4 sharing ur idea.

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  73. kemz  July 29, 2015

    wow nice,this my first time of visiting this website. due to people’s comment on this website wow it is realy a helpin hand

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  74. Ivy  July 29, 2015

    I really love this. I make fried rice but not the way you made yours. I will try your style. love you

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  75. Tp  August 4, 2015

    ‎Hi, 
    I am not really the cooking type but I’m married to a man who loves good food,lol thus the search for variety. I stumbled on All Nig. Food during one of my search online and now I am glued. Not only for the variety but also the simplicity involved in making these delicacies. Now I get more and more complement after each meal and guess what even his friends look forward to my meals whenever they have the opportunity to visit our home.
    Now I feel like a queen all thanks to Chy and her kitchen! #kisses #.
    Thanks
    Tp

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  76. Samuel  August 5, 2015

    Hi hav not tried dis method before but i will tried i think it will be easily 4 me in my new restuarant

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  77. Debbie  August 5, 2015

    Tanx so much 4 dis right up, I tried it and it came out excellently well and very delicious. God bless u ma

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  78. chinenye  August 9, 2015

    God I quarreled with my mum today and she then told me to cook fried rice for the family for the first time, I was scared because I didn’t know how to cook fried rice. Through out the service I was thinking of what to do then I remembered what my colleague says Google has it all, I typed how to make fried rice and your recipe popped up. I just finished cooking and everyone loved it. Thank you and God bless you

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    • Chy Anegbu  August 9, 2015

      Wow! that was so nice to ready dear, I am also happy for you.

  79. Chidinma  August 11, 2015

    Wow very lovely and delicious fried rice. Thanks for teaching me. Pls I also need the 50 delicious recipes ebook and video. How do I get it and what does it cost? Pls am very interested in learning different types of meals. Waiting for response thanks so much.

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  80. sunday  August 19, 2015

    pls can i add my chicken boiled water t
    o the ingredient

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  81. stephanie  August 26, 2015

    Helo chy I luv ur recipes so much because they are wonderful, but how abt boiling d rice with d curry? instead of adding d curry to veggies when frying and den pouring in your white rice because I v always prepared my fried rice dat way, is it a bad method?

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    • Chy Anegbu  August 27, 2015

      When it comes to making foods, no method is actually bad as long as it turns out well.

  82. imaobong  August 30, 2015

    Hi chy. U r really a God sent. I love all ur recipes, I tried dis method nd it works. Pls I’ll need more recipe. Kisssssses. Love you.

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  83. Faith. A. Agho  September 18, 2015

    Wow am so happy dat am connected to dis kitchen, before I do fry rice before d ingredients, hmm, but nw is different, am so happy to be part of Nigeria kitchen, Thanks

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  84. OLORI 1  September 28, 2015

    will really be delighted

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  85. Zee  September 29, 2015

    Wit dis site, i’v nw learn hw 2 prepare fried rice

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  86. eghale  October 1, 2015

    Thank u very much for the fried Rice recipe I love it. Happy Independent .

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  87. eky ekams  October 15, 2015

    hi chy…… I luv d fried rice recipe nd when i applied it..lt came out really nice. …fnks..

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  88. Abigail Igwe  October 22, 2015

    looks yummy, thanks dear
    I will give it a trial

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  89. gina  October 26, 2015

    wow dis is great, I will try it dis wknd

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  90. Mercy  October 27, 2015

    I love ur recipe, God bless

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  91. ayo  November 18, 2015

    yummy gummy !!!!thanks can’t wait to start cooking!

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  92. ANYAOHA  November 25, 2015

    Nice 1,i just prepared it now,and it was wonderful!the best I have ever done.

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  93. cece  December 23, 2015

    Trying it out this Xmas.. Thanks.. I have been following ur site n I have tried most of the foods there n it turned out wonderful.. Thanks

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  94. Tsolly  January 13, 2016

    I cook fried rice a lot, but i usually add most of my ingredient while parboiling before mixing it with d fried veggie. Sure would try yours and see how it turns out.

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  95. oge  January 16, 2016

    Very nice. Plz is it the same method if am preparing fried rice for large numbers of people. Thanks.

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    • Chy Anegbu  January 19, 2016

      yes, just multiply the ingredients.

  96. Adejoke Adesanwo  January 22, 2016

    Wow! Chi, you’ve simplified cooking, Thanks a trillion.

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  97. oby louis  February 7, 2016

    wow dis fabulous and educating tanx

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  98. owoeye seun  February 12, 2016

    wao, this is great, God bless u for dis wonderful recipes

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  99. chizzy  March 7, 2016

    Oh mehn I hv not try to or cooked fried rice in my life but with what am seeing here am already salivating. Cant wait to try dis. Tnx my love for teaching me. Luv ya…

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  100. taiwo  March 21, 2016

    I got ur two cook book last week. As for the fried rice, I prefer to add the curry, Maggi, salt and pepper and any other spice I want to use when I am cooking the rice with chicken stock. Then I add the vegetables to the frying oil. I put in the cooked and spiced rice two cooking spoon at a time and I turn in the frying vegetables. It always comes out well.

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  101. oladunni  March 24, 2016

    I really love ur cooking lessons please can’t I get your book by cash on delivery am in Ibadan I don’t want issue of sending money and not getting the book tanx …please reply as soon as possible

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    • Chy Anegbu  March 25, 2016

      Pay on delivery only work in Lagos and portharcourt. however, we have 100% deliverability across all states of the federation and other 220 countries of the world. thousands of orders have been successfully shipped to these addresses.

  102. light  March 26, 2016

    Plz how can we Fry our chicken to b as red as urs in the picture above?n must we grill for it to look that way?wat if u we don’t have a griller how else can we make our chicken red?

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  103. mbonu ify  April 11, 2016

    can you parboil your rice with the meat pulp ( ie the meat stock)? and then mix up the vegetable with the rice after the vegetables must have being fried.

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    • Chy Anegbu  April 12, 2016

      Sure, you can try that.

  104. Ngstyles  April 25, 2016

    Can’t see the video. Where do I watch the video of how to make fried rice? Thank you!

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  105. bukola  May 1, 2016

    Thanks for this wonderful recipe. Sure am gonna try it this weak. Continue to shine ma.

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