Fried rice in Nigeria is one of the most popular rice recipes, it is easy to make and generally accepted by the people of Nigeria. If you are new to Nigerian foods and looking for easy Nigerian recipes you might want to start with our different rice recipes, some of them are very easy to make as explained below.
I am going to talk about the different recipes of rice eaten in Nigerian and then give a detailed information on making Nigerian fried rice. I like fried rice and we made it for Christmas
I consider myself as one of the best when it comes to making Nigerian foods, I spent half of my adolescent life in the kitchen as a cook both for my family and our local restaurant. During this time I have learned to make almost all Nigerian foods, both the generally accepted foods and the ones eaten by the Nigerian minority tribes.
My story is surely not the topic of the day, just to give you a little information about my expertise in the Nigerian Kitchen
Over the last five to ten years I have successfully learned to make close to five different recipes of rice with jollof rice being the most conversant. I also have Ofada rice on my list, local jollof rice, tomato rice, we also boil white rice and serve with any of the many stew recipes in Nigeria.
There are so much about Nigeria foods that wouldn’t be mentioned on this page, we have over a hundred different kinds of Nigerian recipes and this is just about making Nigerian fried rice which is perhaps the most acceptable recipe in Nigeria.
Here is how to make Fried rice and chicken in Nigeria, the exact way I made it for Christmas.
The ingredients below would serve five to seven people, you can increase or decrease the ingredients depending on the number of people you are looking to serve.
3 cups of rice
Chicken wings (2kg)
Curry powder (for coloring)
Vegetable/groundnut oil (15cl)
3 medium sized carrot
2 cups chopped green beans
One medium sized cabbage
Half cup of peas (optional)
Maggi cubes (natural sweetener)
Thyme (spice) 1 teaspoon
Salt and pepper to taste
The actual cooking of fried rice takes about ten to fifteen minutes what eats up the bulk of the time is the preparation of the ingredient, I like to use as many hands as possible whenever I am making fried rice for my family.
Parboil the rice with just water for about five minutes, wash with clean water and set aside in a bowl or plastic bowl. Also parboil the meat with all the necessary ingredients, I like to use just a bulb of onions, one cube of maggi, salt and thyme.
Parboil the meat for five to ten minutes but don’t allow the water to dry it is needed for the actual cooking. You can deep fry or smoke the chicken after parboiling, that ends the chicken preparation, it is to be served with the cooked fried rice.
Chop the cabbage, carrot, onions, green bean on separate bowls. Boil the rice with just water until it is about 80% done.
Here is the actual cooking of fried rice, the rest has been the preparation process.
Set your cooking pot on the burner, allow to dry before adding the groundnut oil. Heat for about a minute then add the onions, stir the onions for about a minute and add Green beans, carrot, cabbage and the curry powder after one minute interval for each. The curry should be the last, it is supposed to change the color of the food to somewhat yellowish.
Add the water from the meat (the left over juice after parboiling the meat), salt and pepper to taste, add a cube of maggi or two (depending on taste), stir all together before adding the cooked rice. Remember you were supposed to cook the rice until it is about 80% done.
Add the rice and cover to cook for the next five minutes.
You just made a very delicious pot of fried rice, you can go ahead and serve with the fried chicken wings.
Source by David Anan