Practical Steps on How To Prepare Fried Rice in Nigeria

Practical Steps on How To Prepare Fried Rice in Nigeria
How To Prepare Fried Rice in Nigeria
Fried rice is one of the most widely eaten Nigerian food; it is generally 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.

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. (3-8 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

First, the meat should be parboiled with Meat ingredient(salt, onion, maggi, curry, thyme, chicken spice), pick out the meat from the water and keep aside for frying. 

Note: While parboiling the meat, you may add water and don’t allow the water to get dried.
Separate the meat from the water and deep fry the meat in groundnut oil, then divide the water into two, use half(add water) to cook the rice to (70% done) and set aside the remaining (meat) water.

The making of fried rice takes lots of time and many hands are required. Get the onions chopped as well as the liver, carrot, cabbage, green beans and set aside.

Three cups of rice could go with 3 chopped medium sized carrot, 1/3 kg of chopped liver, one and half cups of chopped green beans and half cup of peas(optional) and medium sized cabbage(like above)

Here is how to make Fried Rice In Nigeria
Practical Steps on How To Prepare 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.