Work free day!!! Woo hoooo!!!!!. I’m so excited cos i’d get to eat and sleep to my satisfaction all day looooonnngggg!!! *Dancing* 😀 😀 :D. I dunno why i get over excited on work free days like this…lol!. Now, one good way to enjoy the holiday is to give your family a simply irresistible treat with homemade fried rice. The Nigerian fried rice is a delicious meal which is quite popular with kids and adults. It’s also likely to come top on the list of foods loved by Nigerians. No Birthday, Wedding, Event, Ceremony is complete without fried rice which makes it a favorite go-to meal for special occasions. With the colorful veggies in the rice, i’d have to say it’s highly nutritious. Fried rice can be served with Salad, Chicken, Fish, Moi Moi.
Nigerian Fried rice recipe:
•Total time: Over an Hour
Preparation of the liver
Wash the liver thoroughly with water and dice. Place the diced liver in a small pot, season with salt and steam for 10 minutes. Turn off the burner and set aside.
Step 1: Scrape the back of the carrots, Wash and dice.
Preparation of the Curried rice
Step 1: Parboil the rice in water for about 10mins. Cooking for this short period of time ensures it doesn’t get too soft before the real curried rice preparation as well as removes some of the starch to prevent it from sticking together. Wash and rinse with clean cold water.
The Fried Rice Preparation
Fried rice is usually done in batches (if you want to go the Authentic way) so you’d have to divide the veggies, rice and liver into 4 batches (let’s call it batch 1,2,3,4)
Step 1: Heat two tbsp. of vegetable oil in a large pan.
Step 2: Add the batch 1 veggies (carrot, green pepper, peas, runner beans, onions) and stir-fry for about 1 minute. Add the liver (Batch 1) and stir-fry for 2mins. Add the rice (Batch 1) and stir to incorporate the mixture, leave for 1 minute before turning out into a pot.
Repeat the process above till the whole batch is used up
P.S: If you do not want to go through the stress, Simply Stir-fry all the veggies and liver in a pan, Add it to the curried rice and mix to incorporate. Leave to heat further on low heat before turning off the burner.
Thanks dobby. sure going to make this today.
Well done dobby,
Very nice, will definitely prepare this soon.
Really nice, I like….
This is my favorite meal. And i love ur blog though i dont comment i never miss a day without checking ur blog.
Thank you kadi, do let us know how it goes
Thanks Anon. Do let us know how it goes.
Awww! Welldone my sugar penene! :-PI've missed u(ur blog)greatly, been so busy. Will try out your method using the batches. Thanks
yaaayyyy!!!! Thanks Rosalyn. I'm glad do stop by 🙂
I've missed you too temi. Where have you been? No more disappearing acts again aii' 😀
Am definitely tryng ds out ds week.tnx so much
Thank you too swetnez. do let us know how it goes.
I've been getting lots of mails to upload a jollof rice recipe and since I've not had time to take pictures yet, I decided to put up a recipe first here
On How to make nigerian jollof rice.
Nigerian jollof rice recipe.
10 Plum Tomatoes
5 Tatashey(Red bell pepper) or 10 Shombo(chili pepper)(you can mix both for better result and colour)
5 Scotch bonnet/hanabero pepper(atarodo)
4 Bay leaves 'whole'
Salt to taste
Step 1: preparation of the stock
If you are using beef/chicken/turkey,wash and place in a pot. Season with crushed seasoning cubes, salt, curry, thyme and ground/minced ginger,chopped onion and garlic. Boil till tender. Remove the meat from the stock and fry in a seperate pan.
Set the stock aside separately and the oil used in frying separately. You'd need those later.
Preparation of the parboiled rice
Step 2: wash the rice thoroughly and place in a pot. Add enough water just enough to cover the rice and par boil for 10mins. Wash the parboiled rice with cold water, drain and set aside.
Better still, you can soak the rice in hot water for some minutes, rinse with clean water, drain and set aside.
Preparation of the tomapep puree
Step 3: Remove the seeds from the tatashey and wash well. Wash the shombo, ata rodo and second onion well too. Blend everything to a smooth puree.
Step 4: Place the Blended puree in an empty pot and boil till there's no water left leaving just the concentrated puree in the pot.
Preparation of the Jollof rice
Step 5: add the Oil used in frying the meat into the tomato puree and use it to fry the tomato puree while stirring constantly so it doesn't get burnt for about 5 mins.
Step 6: Pour the stock (meat water) into the fried puree and mix. Add few more bay leaves, check for salt and check if the seasoning from the stock is enough, if not add the necessary ingredients needed.
Step 7: Gently add the parboiled rice into the puree and stock mixture….Don't turn with a metal spoon so it doesn't start burning before its done. Get a wooden spatula ready for this purpose.
Step 8: leave the jollof to cook and soften and once you notice the liquid in the pot has almost dried up, check if the rice is soft enough without turning. If its not soft enough, add some more water and leave to dry up once more till its completely soft. Now you can turn with a wooden or metal spoon as the chances of the rice burning would be minimal now.
Your rice is ready…Serve.
Please how can I make my fried meat or turkey very tasty?
Nice,please when will u upload pic 4d jollof rice? Nd dnt u use tin tomatoes?
To make it tasty, you have to Marinate, Season and Steam well before frying. Do check out my recipes on ; Homemade Turkey Stock: http://www.dobbyssignature.com/2013/09/homemade-turkey-stock.html
Chicken stock: http://www.dobbyssignature.com/2012/12/how-to-prepare-chicken-stock.html
Beef stock: http://www.dobbyssignature.com/2013/04/how-to-make-beef-stock-nigerian-beef.html
I prepared fried rice today…. Was superb. Made a few modifications tho… Added sweetcorn, red pepper. Thanks again… U Dah best
i'm glad it turned out nice :)….Thanks for the feedback Abolaji.
Well done dobby!
U're really doing a great job. Plsz I'll like u to post a recipes on Chinese rice + Chinese sauce we usually ate @ party, our locally made brown rice mostly sold @ market place & also how to make suya @ home!
Thank you bolaji :). would work on the dishes mentioned.
hi dobby, pls i want to know what type of curry u use for ur fried rice, like whats the name of the curry, if u have a picture pls can i see it. cos there are several types of curry now in the market
There are several brand to choose from and most of them are good. i use supreme, Nora and a host of others.
hello Dobby…pls how can i make my rice standout when making jollof rice? it appears unattractive sometimes when i am done cooking.
To get the perfect Jollof rice, Use this method: How to make Nigerian party jollof rice
Hi dobby, I was wondering what kind of cups and spoons you used for your measurements. i'm based in the US, and this is the kind of measuring cup that I use for cooking.
Back in Nigeria we use to use a peak milk tin can to measure as 1 cup, and regular spoon to measure 1 table spoon, and I was wondering if that's what you use too
Hi chia, Most times i use the normal cup and sometimes (when baking) i use the Milk cup. Though when i use the milk cup, i make sure it's stated. For the spoon measurements, before This post
i use the regular spoon but in the coming posts, the standard spoons and cups would be used to avoid further confusion 🙂
Pls dear,my fried rice never comes out well,ever,dont really know what am missing but will try this your recipe' those fried rice seasoning can I use dem?
Yes you can Jede. The prepacked seasonings usually contain a blend of spices needed for fried rice.
Dis is superb…i really love ur blog though its my first time to comment am gonna try out baking the cake without oven . u really doing great job.
Thank you janny.
Great post. I like your blog. Thanks for sharing.
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Best nigerian fried rice recipe. Making it again tomorrow with a few tweaks.
Glad you like it.
Thanks Anon. Do keep us posted k
Excellent article but I've read that here.
thanks dobby love, your blog always motivate me. pls dobby i want to try out this recipe but i want to add butter or margarine to the oil and i also want to add coconut milk. i name it coconut fried rice. do you think it will turn out well? thanks
Sure it definitely will 🙂
Glad you like!
Cooked fried rice solely for the first time using this method and it is soooo nice. Thanks @ dobby
Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe. I actually made my own fried rice from this your recipe, you are indeed a good chef. I will refer my friends to your blog so they can know how fried rice is made using your recipe. thanks, Amigo, you are a lifesaver.
Can you call me to come to thirst the food, because my job is food thirster? I thirst for a living, in fact, my middle name is thirsting
Sure! You can come 🙂