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.
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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!!!


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}).


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.
Fried Rice Making

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

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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  1. Jane  October 14, 2013

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

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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?

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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?

    • 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

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. Chy Anegbu  March 9, 2014

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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. 😀

  14. Theodora  May 10, 2014

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

  15. 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

  16. abolarin yemisi  June 29, 2014

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

    • Chy Anegbu  July 6, 2014

      sure @ Yemisi, thanks

  17. 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.

    • 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

  18. 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?

    • Chy Anegbu  September 23, 2014

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

  19. 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

  20. Franziska Egiolamhen  November 6, 2014

    Looks delish 🙂
    Hungry already


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