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. 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?

    • Chy Anegbu  August 27, 2015

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. OLORI 1  September 28, 2015

    will really be delighted

  5. Zee  September 29, 2015

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

  6. eghale  October 1, 2015

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

  7. eky ekams  October 15, 2015

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

  8. Abigail Igwe  October 22, 2015

    looks yummy, thanks dear
    I will give it a trial

  9. gina  October 26, 2015

    wow dis is great, I will try it dis wknd

  10. Mercy  October 27, 2015

    I love ur recipe, God bless

  11. ayo  November 18, 2015

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

  12. ANYAOHA  November 25, 2015

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

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. oge  January 16, 2016

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

    • Chy Anegbu  January 19, 2016

      yes, just multiply the ingredients.

  16. Adejoke Adesanwo  January 22, 2016

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

  17. oby louis  February 7, 2016

    wow dis fabulous and educating tanx

  18. owoeye seun  February 12, 2016

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

  19. 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…

  20. 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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