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 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. (Six persons)

  • 4 cups of rice
  • Cabbage medium size
  • Carrot {about 3 big sizes}
  • Green beans {2 cups}
  • Peas {half cup}(optional)
  • Green pepper {1 big size}
  • Liver {0.3kg}
  • Meat {1 to 2kg}(chicken, beef or goat meat)
  • Vegetable oil {15cl}
  • Onions {2 big Bulbs}
  • Curry powder (coloring spice) {2 T/spoons}
  • 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).


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 but I made this with goat meat.

Parboil the goat meat or any other with all the necessary ingredient (salt, onions, thyme spice, curry powder, and any other spice of choice) the good thing is that you can chose your spices and flavors. Allow the meat to cook for ten to fifteen minutes, taste for salt, then pick out and deep fry.

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 juice obtained from parboiling the meat (water from the meat) and two to three cups of water, cook until it is about 80% done. (You will learn more about this from the video below)

Here is how to make Fried Rice In Nigeria

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Set your cooking pot on fire, allow to dry, then pour in about 10 to 15cl of groundnut or vegetable oil (some folks also prefer cooking margarine) If you want to use cooking margarine a sachet 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 if you want to about 10cl.

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.

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.) Add the cabbage, stir, add the meat juice (water from the meat), add ground pepper (optional), add the chopped liver, add 1-2 cubes of maggi or knorr then stir and taste.

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}).

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 meat (chicken, beef etc.)

Video On Making Nigerian Fried Rice

Below is a video on making Nigerian fried rice, here we 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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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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    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

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  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. :D

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