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How To Make Nigerian Fried Rice

Nigerian Fried Rice is one of the most delicious and easiest Nigerian Dishes. It's a common dish at Parties/Occasions in Nigeria, it's also common in Nigerian parties in the diaspora.
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Course: Lunch, Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: African,
Keyword: Nigerian Fried Rice
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 332kcal
Author: Tinuola


  • 4 cups Long Basmati Long grain Rice
  • 2 cups Chicken/Turkey stock
  • 2 cups mixed vegetables: carrots, green peas, green beans, sweet corn, red ball pepper, green cayenne pepper(optional)
  • 1 big sliced white onions
  • ½ cup green onions
  • 1 teaspoon curry
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • cup Beef liver/gizzard/ shrimps (Choose your choice)
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoon butter (30 g)
  • 3 tablespoon Cooking oil.
  • 6 cubes Chicken seasoning
  • salt to taste


  • Place the parboiled rice in the pot on medium heat add curry, thyme, chicken seasoning cubes, and salt to taste.
  • Now add the chicken stock and more water that can cook the rice but do not overcook the rice to avoid soggy rice. Use the exact amount of liquid to cook the rice.
  • When the rice is properly cooked, remove it from the heat and, set it aside.
  • Place a deep frying pan on medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of butter together with 2 tablespoons of cooking oil, add the sliced onions, the grated ginger. Stir and allow to saute for 1 minute.
  • Then add the mixed vegetables one after the other and stir fry. Do not over fry your vegetables but be sure they're properly fried to avoid your rice getting bad quickly. It tastes super good when crunchy.
  • Now go ahead to add the cooked rice bit by bit with the fried vegetables give it a good stir and make sure it's evenly distributed.
  • Finally seal this goodness with the diced green onions and allow to simmer for about 2-3 minutes. Slightly stir again.
  • Ready! Ready!! Ready!!! Our Nigerian Fried rice is ready to be enjoyed.
  • You can serve with plantain, chicken, turkey and beef. Enjoy!



You can divide the ingredients into 2 if you want a smaller quantity or double the ingredients if you want a larger quantity.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.6g | Cholesterol: 28.5mg | Sodium: 1.221mg | Potassium: 286mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 0.9g