By Hadassah Agbaps - August 29, 2013

It's almost weekend and I thought I'd share a recipe for making fried rice the Nigerian way.
It's one of my favorite meals because it contains fresh crunchy veggies and it's so  colorful!!!

No Nigerian event is complete without Fried Rice.
At weddings, naming ceremonies, birthday parties, graduations, just because celebrations, Fried rice has been invited to all.
Even on Sundays, where it's an unwritten rule in most Nigerian homes to cook rice, fried rice is most likely to be considered after jollof rice and rice with stew.
The bff of fried rice is almost always fried chicken or the complete meal is called FRIED RICE AND CHICKEN........with a side of Nigerian style coleslaw!

I don't know why but when our Nigerian mothers try to teach us how to cook, it almost always looks way more complicated than it really is.....just like those hardcover cookbooks I gave up reading long ago! LOL!!!!
" You better learn oh, before they say I didn't teach you how to cook!!!!" is the most likely thing you'll hear over your shoulders as they monitor you. LOL!!!

My cousin, Chichi is a fabulous cook and I love the fact that she makes cooking really easy! In her words ".....because cooking should be fun and not a daunting task!"
 I hear ya, boo!!!!
She has a blog where she shows you how to make the most complicated Nigerian and international dishes the easy way (too easy sometimes) using ingredients available in Nigeria.
 For those "oyibo" a.k.a. foreign recipes, she'll show you good alternatives to some ingredients that are difficult to source locally.

She has generously given me the permission to share her recipes with y'all on this blog....yayyy....
 NNG is not all about natural hair you know!
 I'm thinking of posting one every Thursday so you can try it out on the weekend....any different suggestion?
Also, if you have any recipes you'd like to share, do send it to with the heading "FOOD INDULGENCE".

Well, before I bore you with my chitchat, LET'S GET COOKING!!!!

Fried Rice

5 standard cups of rice
2 kg chicken/turkey
1 kg  Carrots
2 large Green Peppers
1/2kg Green beans
10 hotdogs
4 Spring Onions
2 Onions
Knorr cubes
4 cloves of Garlic
Powdered Ginger
Vegetable Oil

1.) Parboil your rice and set aside.

2.) Spice your meat with Knorr, Curry, Salt, and Ginger.
Cut the onions and garlic and add to the meat.
 Steam the meat on low heat till it brings out its own stock.
 When the meat is almost done, add some water and adjust the spicing to your taste. Let it cook a little more.
 Make sure you have enough stock to finish cooking the rice.

3.) When the meat is done, strain it from the stock and fry or bake.
 Return the stock to the stove and bring to a boil.
Pour in the parboiled rice and cook till the rice is done and water is fully dry.

4.) Cut up the vegetables and hotdogs. Add a little oil to a big pot and stir fry the vegetables. Spice up the veggies to your taste.

5.) Add the cooked rice to the veggies and mix well.

6.) Enjoy with a big piece of chicken or turkey ;)

Easy right????!!!!
For more recipes, go to

  • Share:

You Might Also Like


  1. Yeah easy. Lolz. This is exactly how I cook mine thou atimes I add grated nutmeg for that sweet aroma.


Have a question or comment? We would love you to share!!!!