Fried Rice (Nigerian Style)

image As a teenager fried rice was one dish I held down with confidence. I had no doubts I would be cooking Fried rice for my SSCE food and nutrition practical as well as Efo riro,  I knew the invigilators would be hooked. I didn’t want a repeat of the near disaster that happened during my GCE practicals. I had grated my right thumb on the grater whilst grating coconut for my coconut cake, I nearly ended in the ER and my barbecue grill that left me with half of my turkey half cooked. I got a C4 in GCE  and got a B2 in SSCE. I knew my fried rice game was tight!  So what makes my Fried rice game tight? This is it.




•    2 1/2 cups  long grain rice

•    1 cup Meat stock

•    1/4 cup vegetable oil

•    3 scotch bonnet

•    A couple of garlic cloves

•    2 thumb sized ginger

•    1 bay leaf

•    1 1/2 tablespoons curry powder

•    1/2 teaspoon dried thyme.

•    3 Small green pepper

•    2 medium sized red bell peppers

•    1/2 cup blanched green peas

•    1/2 cup sweet corn

•    4  large Carrots

•    Some spring onions

•    Gizzard

•    Hotdogs

•    Poached Eggs

•    Salt

•    Bouillon Cubes


–    Chop, peppers, carrots, spring onions and set aside best to set it aside in a fridge

–    Chop gizzard, hot dog and set aside.

–    Wash rice with water till the water is clear and strain in a seive

–   In a pot, heat up the oil and fry scotch bonnet, bay leaf, chopped ginger and garlic till it burns in the oil, then  take it out
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–    Pour rice into hot oil and stir till it starts to brown up image

–    Add stock, 500 ml water or a little more, curry, thyme, salt , bouillon cubes. Turn the heat down

–    In a wok or pan, using about 1 tsp of vegetable oil, stir fry the vegetable mix, and meats, till vegetables are slightly tender image image

–     Add to  cooked rice and stir in with sweet corn and poached eggs image
*Remember if the rice is nearly cooked but still a bit hard, cover with a plastic bag and the pot lid to trap steam and cook rice through. image An old photo below


*Stir with wooden spoon or ladle





4 thoughts on “Fried Rice (Nigerian Style)

  1. Buki December 7, 2015 / 11:12 am

    Oh, I like the ginger and garlic addition. So trying this!


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