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. 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

  2. zion  March 21, 2015

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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?

  6. DANIEL  May 23, 2015

    do they use sausage in cooking of fried rice

    • Chy Anegbu  May 26, 2015

      sure, if you like.

  7. shola  June 20, 2015


    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

  8. Sunshine  July 13, 2015

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

  9. Sunshine  July 13, 2015

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

    • Chy Anegbu  July 13, 2015

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

  10. Aliu Rasheed Olatubosun  July 15, 2015

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

  11. Joy  July 19, 2015

    Vry gud nd helps in improvement on cooking for people

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Tp  August 4, 2015

    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 #.

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

    • Chy Anegbu  August 9, 2015

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

  19. 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.

  20. sunday  August 19, 2015

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


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