How To Make Fried Rice

Fried rice combines vegetables, meats, and a handful of other ingredients to make a sumptuous meal.

Fried rice combines vegetables, meats, and a handful of other ingredients to make a sumptuous meal. It is very unlikely that this meal will be absent in any high-profile event in Nigeria. At weddings, and birthday parties, we all serve this meal.

It is the second most popular rice recipe in Nigeria, second only to jollof rice. 

If this is your first time, don’t worry, it is easy and you are going to be smiling in no time.

I have written a detailed recipe to show you how to make fried rice the Nigerian way.

What are the ingredients for fried rice?

I combine several ingredients like chopped liver, carrots, green beans, peas, sweet corn chicken stock, chopped green pepper, cabbage, and a handful of other ingredients while making the Nigerian version of fried rice. 

Below are some ingredients.

Chopped liver, chicken stock, chopped cabbage, green peas chopped carrots, sweet corn and green beans are some ingredients for fried rice as you can see displayed above.

Complete List of Ingredients

4 cups of rice.
4 cups of sliced Cabbage.
2 cups of sliced Carrot.
2 cups of sliced Green beans.
Half cup of peas.
1 cup of sliced Green pepper.
Cow Liver {300g}.
2kg of Chicken.
200ml Vegetable oil.
1 cup sweet corn.
1 cup of sliced Onions.
Curry powder (coloring spice) {2 Tablespoons}.
1 teaspoon ground pepper
Salt to taste.

Serving: 8

Preparation time: 120 mins

Step 1
Wash and precook the chicken and liver together using a teaspoon of salt, half a cup of sliced onions, a teaspoon of thyme spice, a teaspoon of curry, and two seasoning cubes teaspoon each of powdered ginger and garlic).

Allow the meat to cook for 15 minutes then pick to grill or deep fry. Remember to set the chicken stock (meat water) aside. I serve fried rice with either fried or grilled meat.

Step 2
Chop the cabbage, green beans, carrot, liver, and green peppers and set aside.

The sample image below shows you some ingredients in small quantities.

Step 3
Parboil the 4 cups of rice also and cook with half of the meat stock (water from the meat) and two cups of water, more water if your rice is hard to cook. You want it almost done., about 70% done but not completely soft.

How to Make Fried Rice

Step 4
Set your cooking pot on heat and add 200ml of vegetable oil. You will fry some ingredients for fried rice.

Step 5
Allow heating then add the sliced onions stir for 1-2 minutes.

Step 6
Then add the chopped carrot and green beans, any of these two can actually go first.

Step 7
Add the chopped liver and sweet corn, stir. And you should have your pot looking like this.

This is how to make fried rice with vegies. That’s your fried vegies in the pot above..

Step 8
Add chicken stock (meat water), ground pepper (optional), a teaspoon of salt and a seasoning cube then stir and taste, you may add more salt.
Add the green peas.

Stir for 1-2 minutes then add cabbage and the curry powder for yellowish fried rice.

Taste for salt, it should taste spicy and look yellowish.

If it tastes nice and colorful, then add the green pepper. Stir.

Mixing the Fried Rice

Since the vegetables are well fried and spiced, you add the precooked rice and stir very well.

Stir to achieve a finer consistency. What you get it a delicious pot of fried rice as you can see below.

Step 10

Combine with fried or grilled chicken and serve.

See image below.

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