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. Rashy  November 17, 2014

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

    • Chy Anegbu  November 20, 2014

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

  2. patricia  November 21, 2014

    Am really educated. Thanks alot

  3. christy  December 4, 2014

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

  4. miss_independent  December 9, 2014

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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

    • Chy Anegbu  December 22, 2014

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

  8. judith  December 19, 2014

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

  9. christy  December 30, 2014

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

  10. christy  December 30, 2014

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

    • Chy Anegbu  January 4, 2015

      not a must, but it sure makes a difference.

  11. 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?

    • Chy Anegbu  January 4, 2015

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

  12. nora  January 19, 2015

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Dorcas  February 5, 2015

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

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. rose owolabi  February 28, 2015

    Waooo! Nice one.

  20. sandra  March 9, 2015

    very beautiful would difinately try this one


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