Nigerian Fried Rice: The Best Recipe for homes and parties

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I always like to make Nigerian fried rice because of the combination of the vegetables that I enjoyed while eating it.

Rice is being eaten all over the world, but the way different dishes are being made among different ethnicity and culture are different. This Nigerian fried rice recipe is the best recipe for homes and parties.

Nigerian fried rice has a lot of beneficial effects coupled with its superb taste. It is colorful and attractive which enhances people’s appetite.

Nigerian Fried rice and the Nigerian Jollof rice are like twins that are hardly separable especially on special occasions and parties in Nigeria. And not only in Nigeria also among Nigerians in the diaspora.

On any occasion of other African Countries and Nigerian parties, whenever you see jollof rice, fried rice must also be present because of its delicious and special. They always go together.

A plate of fried rice in a restaurant is always very costly. You can actually save a lot of money for your family if you can learn how to prepare this delicious meal at home

Meanwhile, fried rice is for both adults and young. When you are throwing a party and people realize that delicious fried rice will be on the ground, you can be sure of a great turnout of the guest which will enhance the success of that party.

Popular Meal

The way people always asked for more Nigerian fried rice on any occasion tells me how important this dish is to African people not only the Nigerians.

Fried rice is popular and becoming an international cuisine because, in any Chinese restaurant all over the world, fried rice is always present in their menu.

What makes fried rice special is the seasoning aspect of it with curry, thyme, onion, and the vegetables that accompany it. I love to use gizzard and shrimp for making my fried rice, but others use cow liver which is also well accepted.

I love to add sweet corn and mix ball pepper (red, yellow, and green) to my fried rice. Which makes it more colorful and flavourful.

Everybody can eat and make fried rice even the vegetarians by just avoiding using meat but only add vegetables.

Whenever I’m making fried rice for my family of five, I normally cook about 7-8 cups of long grain basmati rice, because they’ll ask for more like Oliver twist just because of its deliciousness and sweetness. So that everyone can eat to their satisfaction.

I encourage you to use this Nigerian fried rice recipe for homes and parties. It is very easy to make and you will enjoy eating it after cooking.

So what are we waiting for, let’s get the work started!


8 cups of long grain basmati rice

1 onion medium sliced

2  garlic cloves

1 teaspoon thyme

½ cup of vegetable oil

1 teaspoon curry thyme

400 gram of peeled shrimp

1 teaspoon pepper (chili or scotch)

300g of gizzard

1 teaspoon pepper (white or black)

6-8 seasoning cubes

1 teaspoon Maggi liquid (optional)

Vegetables: Carrot, sweet corn, green beans (peas),  mix red ball pepper

1 teaspoon curry thyme

Add salt to taste

Cooking Preparation

It is highly recommended to do some preparation before you start cooking so that you will not get trapped along the line.

*Seasoning your gizzard and cook for about 10-15 minutes, and later fried for 5 minutes and diced

*Diced carrot and mix red ball pepper and set aside

*Parboil long grain basmati rice until it’s almost done. I usually add a little salt to already given it a taste.

Note: I always fried all my vegetables together and pepper sauce for about 5-10 minutes and seasoned. I love to enjoy uniformity in my fried rice when all are mixed together. It makes cooking easier and just be doing mixing and your fried rice is ready to enjoy.


  1. Parboil the long grain basmati rice for about 20 mins, until the rice is soft.
  2. Break up the clumpy rice before starting.
  3. Preheat your pot on medium-high heat with about 6-8 teaspoons of vegetable oil.
  4. Pour diced onion and add the vegetable one after the other, stir very well.
  5. Add diced gizzard and shrimps and stir
  6. Curry, thyme, black or white pepper, maggie should be added and salt to taste
  7. Use another pot for the mixing
  8. Add the rice to the pot on low heat
  9. Follow by vegetables, and stir vigorously
  10. Add 10 teaspoons of chicken/beef stock, stir and steam for 5 minutes
  11. Check the taste and add salt and stock if necessary.
  12. Mix everything together vigorously
  13. Your fried rice is ready to be served and enjoy it when it’s still warming.

Nigerian fried rice is normally served with plantain and grilled chicken/beef alongside any drinks of your choice.

Nutritional Value

Calorie: 475, Carbohydrates: 46, Protein: 25g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Fat: 17g, Sodium: 728mg, Potassium: 352mg, Cholesterol: 270mg, Iron: 4.5mg, Vitamin A: 7895IU, Fiber: 2.8g, Calcium: 146mg, Vitamin C: 12.4mg.

I urge you to make use of this Nigerian fried rice recipe for homes and parties. Learn how to prepare this meal for your family and loved ones. It contains nearly all the nutrients that are required for our body and also boost our immune system.

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