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How to make the classic Nigerian fried Rice

Nigerian Fried Rice Recipe

The Nigerian fried rice is a staple lunch, dinner, and even party dish in Nigeria. Very simple yet delicious recipe. This version uses mixed vegetables and Beef liver; you can use Shrimp or any protein you'd like. You can omit the beef liver if you love to make vegan fried rice.
Course Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine African
Keyword fried rice, homemade
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 227kcal
Author Lola Osinkolu


  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 3 tbsp oil for frying
  • 1 cup onion diced
  • 1 cup mixed Vegetables Carrots, Sweet Peas, Sweet Corn and green beans
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp Curry powder
  • 2 scallions diced
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 1 cup beef liver cubed
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper


  • Add the boiled rice to the stock in a medium pot and cook on medium heat until the water is dried up.
  • Preheat the oil in a pan on medium to high heat, throw in the onions, and fry for a minute or two; add the scallions, mixed vegetables, thyme, curry powder, salt, and stock Cube.
  • Throw in the beef liver and rice — Stir-fry for about 3 to 5 minutes on high heat.
  • Take it off the heat and serve.


  1. The white rice should be cooked tender but still firm to bite (like you cook your pasta al-dente). Overcooking the rice will result in mushy fried rice.
  2. Fried rice is best enjoyed when the Veggies remain crunchy, so don’t overcook your veggies.
  3. You need to increase the heat and stir continuously to get that nice coveted crisp during frying.


Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 257mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 4635IU | Vitamin C: 7.6mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1.6mg