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Saturday 5 September 2015

Recipe for Fried Rice*

Fried rice is one of the post popular food in Nigeria and we will be learning how to prepare it

Fried Rice

Ingredients for fried rice. (6-8 persons)
  • 4 cups of rice
  • Cabbage medium size
  • Carrot {about 3 big sizes}
  • Green beans {2 cups}
  • Peas {half cup}(optional)
  • Green pepper {1 big size}
  • Liver {0.3kg}
  • Meat {1 to 2kg}(chicken, beef or goat meat)
  • Vegetable oil {15cl}
  • Onions {2 big Bulbs}
  • Curry powder (coloring spice) {2 T/spoons}
  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Preparation

    Most Nigerian foods start with you parboiling the meat to be used, Most Niaja foods including fried rice goes along with fried or cooked meat. The most popular meat in Nigerian is either chicken or beef.

    Parboil the goat meat, chicken or any other with all the necessary ingredient (teaspoon of salt, half cup
    of sliced onions, teaspoon of thyme spice, teaspoon of curry, 2 cubes of maggi or knorr). Allow the meat to cook for ten to fifteen minutes, taste for salt, then pick out and grill, deep fry or barbecue. Be sure to reserve the stock (meat water)
    Chop the cabbage, green beans, carrot, liver and set aside in a wide tray as you can find in the video below or the image above. This process is easy, I normally use just a knife and chopping board or a tray.
    Remove the white center seeds from the green 
    pepper and also slice.
    Parboil the 4 cups of rice also and cook with half of the juice obtained from parboiling the meat (water from the meat) and two to three cups of water, cook until it is about 80% done.

    Set your cooking pot on heat, allow to dry, then pour in about 100ml of groundnut or vegetable oil (some folks also prefer cooking margarine) If you want to use cooking margarine 150g would be enough.
    Note: It is better to continue with the same oil you used while frying the meat (that is only if you fried the meats), you can reduce it to 100ml.
    Allow to heat then add the sliced onions stir for 1-2 minutes then add the chopped carrot and green beans, any of this two can actually go first.
    Stir for 1-2 minutes then add the curry powder (Curry is a yellowish spice that actually adds the yellowish color of fried rice, add and stir till you are satisfied with the color.) Add the cabbage, stir, add beef stock (water from the meat), add ground pepper (optional), add the chopped liver, add 1-2 cubes of maggi or knorr then stir and taste.
    You would have a yellowish mixture which would 
    often taste overly spiced, don’t worry the rice would balance the taste. (If it doesn’t taste overly spiced it is advisable to add another cube of maggi and salt so it doesn’t become tasteless after you add the white rice {a trick}).
    If you are satisfied with the taste then add the green pepper, stir, add the almost-done white rice, stir, cover your pot and
    cook for 5 to 10 minutes, you are done with fried rice.
    Serve with the fried or grilled meat (chicken, beef etc.)
    More recipes coming your way*

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