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.