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Nigerian fried rice served in white plate
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Fried Rice - Nigerian Fried Rice Recipe

Fried rice! This Nigerian fried rice recipe is easy, simple and gives the most delicious fried rice dish ever. Let me show you a step by step on how to cook Nigerian fried rice.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: African, American, Nigerian
Keyword: fried rice, how to make Nigerian fried rice, nigerian fried rice, Nigerian rice recipe
Servings: 6
Author: K's Cuisine


  • 2 cups Rice long grain or Basmati
  • 1 cup Mixed vegetables
  • 1 cup Mixed peppers
  • 1 Onion chopped (halved)
  • 1 cup Liver diced and fried
  • 150 g Prawns
  • 2 cups Chicken broth
  • 2 Stock cubes
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 tablespoon Dried thyme halved
  • 1 tablespoon Curry powder halved
  • cup Oil Vegetable or Sunflower
  • Salt to taste


  • Wash rice with warm water 3 times or till water runs clear. Drain and set aside.
  • Add a tablespoon of oil in pot then pour in the washed rice. Stir fry for 1-2 minutes
  • Add half of stock cubes, thyme and half of chopped onions and stir for another minute.
  • Add Chicken broth and water then cover pot tightly and leave to cook on very low heat for 30 minutes or till cooked.
  • Place a frying pan on another stove then add the remaining vegetable oil. When the vegetable oil is heated, add the mixed peppers, the remaining onion, mixed vegetables, remaining half of stock cubes, curry powder and salt to taste.
  • When the mixture is fried, add the fried liver and prawns then mix. Adjust salt and seasoning then take off heat.
  • Add the vegetable mixture to the rice and mix evenly.
  • Let the vegetables steam with the rice for about 5 minutes and take off heat.
    That's fried rice done.


Serve fried rice with sides like fried plantain, chicken, nigerian salad, coleslaw or any other sides of choice.
Unlike Jollof rice, fried rice doesn't keep well. It goes bad if not correctly stored and loses taste when it does. To prevent that, quick cool then store in the fridge for u to 3 days or in the freeezer for up to 3 months.