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. oladunni  March 24, 2016

    I really love ur cooking lessons please can’t I get your book by cash on delivery am in Ibadan I don’t want issue of sending money and not getting the book tanx …please reply as soon as possible

    • Chy Anegbu  March 25, 2016

      Pay on delivery only work in Lagos and portharcourt. however, we have 100% deliverability across all states of the federation and other 220 countries of the world. thousands of orders have been successfully shipped to these addresses.

  2. light  March 26, 2016

    Plz how can we Fry our chicken to b as red as urs in the picture above?n must we grill for it to look that way?wat if u we don’t have a griller how else can we make our chicken red?

  3. mbonu ify  April 11, 2016

    can you parboil your rice with the meat pulp ( ie the meat stock)? and then mix up the vegetable with the rice after the vegetables must have being fried.

    • Chy Anegbu  April 12, 2016

      Sure, you can try that.

  4. Ngstyles  April 25, 2016

    Can’t see the video. Where do I watch the video of how to make fried rice? Thank you!

  5. bukola  May 1, 2016

    Thanks for this wonderful recipe. Sure am gonna try it this weak. Continue to shine ma.

  6. Krinel  September 29, 2016

    I tried your recipe for fried rice, I must confess its d best I have prepared so far. I only added sweet corn and crayfish, d taste was great.

  7. RUBY  October 10, 2016

    i love ur lesson i will try ur style

  8. Nancy  October 17, 2016

    I love your method, it really cool, thanks a lot

  9. folakemi  December 26, 2016

    I used this method it was amazing, I wish to cook more, I can’t wait to eat it

  10. Miracle  December 28, 2016

    I just cooked it now…. And it turned out good n nice.hubby said it’s really delicious…. Asking whr I learnt dz recipe.. All thnks to you dear

  11. Rachael  February 21, 2017

    Tnks much chy,so when do I add d cabbage? Didn’t see it in your post

  12. Elizabeth  May 4, 2017

    so so perfect’ i so much love the taste’ thanks chy’ my bf and bff love it…

  13. chidi anan  June 8, 2017

    Sure, you can go ahead and place your order.

  14. Remi Tawakalit  July 1, 2017

    Nice recipe, keep up the good work.I usually wash my rice l,drain it and then fry it for a while before cooking further with meat stock n water.though I learnt to add cabbage to my fried rice on ur blog n i have stick to doing dat for years.once again tanx chy.

  15. temmy  August 30, 2017

    how much is the book

    • Chy Anegbu  August 31, 2017

      Just 4000 for the ultimate Nigerian cookbook.
      Call us.

  16. JUMMAI HASSAN  August 31, 2017

    Woow..! thats really great, thank you very much, more grace to you

  17. faith Diamond  September 30, 2017

    wow that’s great I learnt a lot here, but I’m a little bit confuse here. should I parboil the rice with ordinary water to remove the starch on it before cooking it with the meat water? please answer me am confuse. thanks

    • Chy Anegbu  October 1, 2017

      Yes, surely, you will neet to parboil for about 3 minutes before pre-cooking with the chicken stock/water

  18. loveth  November 23, 2017

    Wow so its this easy. Am going to try it. Thanks alot.
    Pls email me on how to get your book

  19. SMITH HARRISON  December 25, 2017


  20. umm Aymam  March 8, 2018

    Good work Ma! What if I am using preserved fried meat. That is I don’t have stock. What can use in place of meat stock?

    • Chy Anegbu  March 8, 2018

      You can use just stock cubes but it may not taste as the real yummy fried rice


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