Nigerian Fried Rice puts a spicy, flavorful spin on the traditional fried rice and is appealing on its own or served with a variety of other African food.

Nigerian Fried Rice

I would say, it is a complete meal on it’s own… don’t worry about sides or protein unless you are going all out!

I love making fried rice at home because it is easy to put together and with the money you could spend ordering out. You can make this dish at home and everyone would love it-even the picky eaters.

Nigerian Fried Rice

So what sets this fried rice apart?  the addition of thyme, curry, and liver (which is completely optional) but I love it in here. I grew up eating cow liver and chicken liver so I am a fan of ovals.

Nigerian Fried Rice

Now the best part about this fried rice is that it is completely customizable to your taste. Can stand liver? Swap it out for beef or chicken or just double the shrimp.

 

If you are a vegetarian leave out the meat completely and increase the vegetables.

Nigerian Fried Rice

Enjoy!

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Nigerian Fried Rice Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Nigerian Fried Rice puts a spicy, flavorful spin on the traditional fried rice and is appealing on its own or served with a variety of other African food.

Course: Main
Cuisine: African
Servings people
Calories485 kcal
AuthorImmaculate Bites
Ingredients
  • 6 cups cooked rice I used Basmati
  • 1/4- 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2- pound liver cut bite size
  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon pepper sauce chili sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1-2 teaspoon maggie powder or chicken bouillon optional
  • 1 tablespoon maggie liquid or soy sauce optional
  • salt to taste
  • 12-16 oz vegetables peas, carrots, green beans
Instructions
  1. Break up the clumpy rice before starting.
  2. Heat a large wok or skillet on medium high heat with about a tablespoon of canola or vegetable oil.
  3. Add the rice stir vigorously for about 2-3 minutes adding Maggie liquid and a tablespoon or more of water or chicken/beef stock as need to moistened rice. Set aside. Quickly wipe the wok or skillet with a clean paper towel or cloth.
  4. Heat 1teaspoon oil in the wok; add shrimp, lightly seasoned with salt. Sauté until just cooked through. Remove add to the fried rice.
  5. Next add another tablespoon of oil, let it heat up, then add the liver or beef lightly season with salt and pepper , quickly stir fry for about a 2 minutes. Remove and add to the rice. Quickly wipe the wok or skillet with a clean paper towel or cloth.
  6. Then add a tablespoon of oil into the wok, followed by onions, thyme, garlic ,peas, carrots, pepper sauce,white pepper, curry powder, and chicken bouillon powder. Stir until fragrant for about 2 minutes.
  7. Finally return the combination of rice, liver, and shrimp to the wok. Stir until everything has been fully combined. Adjust seasoning salt, pepper if necessary.
  8. Garnish with chopped scallion and serve

 

Nutrition Facts
Nigerian Fried Rice Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 485Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 273mg91%
Sodium 825mg34%
Potassium 354mg10%
Total Carbohydrates 48g16%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A159.8%
Vitamin C14.3%
Calcium14.3%
Iron23.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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