Fried Rice

Fried rice combine 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. Wedding, 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 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 cup of sliced onions, a teaspoon of thyme spice, a teaspoon of curry, 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, green peppers and set aside.

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

Fried rice ingredients

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.

Fried vegies

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.

Make fried rice

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

Finished fried rice

Step 10

Combine with fried or grilled chicken and serve.

See image below.

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How to make fried rice with 10 ingredients

ffd843708f86963a9ffd4b59e8f23a1e?s=30&d=blank&r=gChef Chidi
Fried rice is a very popular food in Nigeria, I have learned that lots of different recipes exist among different recipes exists among different ethnic groups in the would. This particular recipes shows you how to make fried rice the Nigerian style
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Course Main Course
Cuisine Nigerian Cuisine
Servings 8 People
Calories 240 kcal


  • Pressure cooker


  • 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}.
  • 2 kg of Chicken.
  • 200 ml Vegetable oil.
  • 1 cup sweet corn.
  • 1 cup of sliced Onions.
  • Curry powder coloring spice {2 Tablespoons}.
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • Salt to taste.


  • To make fried rice we start by precooking the meats, chicken and liver and chop the liver to small cubes.
    Cow Liver {300g}., 2 kg of Chicken.
  • Also chop the vegetables - carrots, green beans, cabbage, green peppers and set aside as you can see in the photo above.
    2 cups of sliced Green beans., 2 cups of sliced Carrot.
  • Precook and wash the rice, then cook the rice with water for the 15-15 minutes, you want it almost done but not fully cooked.
    4 cups of rice.
  • Set a cooking pot on heat, fry the vegetables starting with onions, carrot, green beans, fry for 3 minutes then add the liver.
  • Add the sweet corn and let it fry for another minute. Add the chicken stock, a teaspoon of salt, one seasoning cube and powder pepper to taste.
    1 cup sweet corn., 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • Stir and taste.
  • Add green peas and follow with cabbage, stir all together before adding the curry powder. 2 table spoons should be enough.
    4 cups of sliced Cabbage., Curry powder
  • Stir all together and taste for salt.
  • Add the green peppers, stir then add the precooked rice too. Stir all together and allow the rice to simmer on low heat for 10 minutes.
    1 cup of sliced Green pepper.
  • You have your mouth-watery fried rice ready to serve.
  • In Nigeria, we serve fried rice and chicken.
Keyword Fried rice,, How to make fried rice, Nigerian foods



27 Responses

  1. Thanks for this recipe. I love fried rice but I have since stopped eating fried foods. I now make them for my family and they love them.

    1. This really helped me make fried rice for the first time nd it did taste real good.
      Easy steps nice taste 🥰
      Great work.

  2. 5 stars
    I am Malaysian,my husband is Nigerian.thank you for your recipes it’s really help me to look pro in Negerian menu to served my husband.he so surprised that I can cook well like African kitchen tasted.thank you for fried rice recipes again.

  3. I would totally make fried rice everyday if it doesn’t take so much time for cutting all the vegetables and following the many steps. Thanks for sharing, love your blog

  4. I love fried rice, my kids love it better, if it doesn’t take time and extra money, we could be having it everyday.

  5. Today is Christmas.
    As man, I followed this and helped me to get my fried rice to very best tastes.
    Now I’m about to get it done, serve it with nice wine with my self.

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