Nigerian fried rice is my second favorite rice dish. My first favorite is Naija jollof and third favorite is broccoli rice casserole.
Anyway, I hosted our monthly family dinner last week Saturday and sharpened up my cooking skills to impress and charm. The menu included Nigerian fried rice, grilled chicken, grilled salmon, and sautéed spinach.
I enjoy making fried rice because I get to finally eat the recommended daily servings of veggies in one meal. Fried rice is super healthy and also quite delicious. Sometimes I actually think it tastes better than jollof rice.
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For the family dinner, I used some of my favorite vegetables – carrots and green beans. I’m still among the small percentage of people who cut vegetables by hand instead of using fancy kitchen gadgets. I know what I want for Christmas.
– Parboiled rice
– Chicken stock or broth (I used broth)
– Olive oil
– Beef or chicken liver
– Green beans
– Bell peppers
– Fresh tomatoes
– Red onions
– Black pepper
– Spices and seasonings (I love spices and seasonings so I use a small amount of different types that some people may not use – Knorr Bouillon Chicken Cubes, Thyme, Curry Powder, Parsley, Nutmeg, Cilantro Leaves, Basil, Black Pepper)
Nigerian fried rice recipe: Instructions
– Boil the chicken stock or broth and add the parboiled rice to cook until the water is dried up and put it aside. Try not to overcook the rice because you will be bringing it back to fire during frying with veggies.
– Preheat olive oil in a pan, add red onions and fry for a minute or two, add scallions, tomatoes, bell peppers, carrots, green beans, and liver. Fry the ingredients for few minutes and then add the spices and seasonings.
– Add the cooked rice and stir fry for about 5 minutes or when you feel it’s done. I honestly don’t time my cooking (unless I’m grilling) or even measure my ingredients. I cook and add ingredients until my ancestors whisper in my ear to stop.
– Voilà! Your Nigerian fried rice is ready to serve and eat.
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