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. Mubo  April 22, 2018

    Well dine chy I must try thi

  2. makasin  April 24, 2018

    such a nice recipe
    thanks a lot
    But,can tumeric serve as curry powder or can u make use of tumeric and curry powder together

    • Chef Chidi  April 26, 2018

      You can try it and see how it turn out.

  3. Expensive  May 18, 2018

    I Really Love The Teste Of This My New Made Fried Rice, Thank You

  4. Tosin  July 10, 2018

    Nice one. Will try out this method soon. I noticed there’s no sweet corn in the it an omission or its not good to include it in fried rice? Thanks

    • Chy Anegbu  July 19, 2018

      I don’t use sweet corn, you can include it however.

  5. Cybil  August 25, 2018

    Thanks so much for this method, never knew i could boil the rice with the meat stock.

  6. Boss man  October 15, 2018

    Waw thanks so much I can cook my fried rice myself now my girlfriend can’t do me Shankara again 😂

  7. Roodiyah  October 30, 2018

    concerning the curry powder,is there a special curry to be used or the general widely known curry powder?

    • Chy Anegbu  October 31, 2018

      The general widely known curry powder.

  8. WAXCO  November 7, 2018

    Wow! wow!! tnks dis is seriously helpful. keep up d great job. God bless u.

    • Chy Anegbu  November 8, 2018

      Thanks Dearie

  9. Chinny  November 10, 2018

    Chy thanks for your method of preparing fried but sorry to ask what are peas

    • Chy Anegbu  November 11, 2018

      Lol, ask them to show you at the grocery stores.

  10. Adenike  November 26, 2018

    Did I have to parboil The rice

    • Chy Anegbu  December 4, 2018

      sure, yes.

  11. Stella  December 26, 2018

    You are the best

  12. i g akpabio  January 19, 2019

    great, adding tumeric to it would enhance the color of the fried rice. try it

  13. Ben  February 4, 2019

    I have a cook in my hotel but when it comes to fried Rice it is no go area… She got scared whenever the other comes.. thus morning she threw away a portion of rice because the curry was much.

  14. Femi  March 23, 2019

    Good job. You didn’t talk about sweet corn. My wife prefers to add chopped ata-rodo instead of ground pepper.

    • Chy Anegbu  March 28, 2019

      Ok, great.

  15. abimbola  May 12, 2019

    I tried this after reading it here, that was my first time and I vsn say everyone is impressed by the result thanks allot.
    Pls do you have recipe on Meatpie

  16. Charis shalom  May 14, 2019

    Hi,good morning,how can I get the interested.thanks.God bless you.

  17. nkemakonam Mba  May 20, 2019

    chy dear, your recipes and procedures are amazing….tnx a bunch

  18. Ndubuisi fortune  May 30, 2019

    I’ve tried the moi moi recipe and it was great..
    fried rice here I come
    I love this site by force

  19. Ruth  July 22, 2019

    Hi chy, I really appreciate your effort, thanks so much,fried rice is one of the food I like so far.

  20. big queen  August 5, 2019

    i love the recipe it helped me a lot . thanks


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