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How to make the classic Nigerian fried Rice

Nigerian Fried Rice Recipe

The Nigerian fried Rice is a staple lunch or dinner dish in Nigeria. Very simple yet delicious recipe. This version uses mixed vegetables and Beef liver, which is one of the most popular choices in Nigeria, you can use Shrimp or any protein you'd like.  If you would love to make vegan fried rice you can omit the Beef liver or Shrimps totally!
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 Cup Mixed Vegetables I used Carrots, Sweet Peas, Sweet Corn and Green Beans
  • 1 cup Onion diced
  • 2 Scallions
  • 1 Cup Beef Liver Cubed
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Thyme
  • 1 Teaspoon Curry powder
  • 1/2 cup Chicken stock
  • 1 Stock cube
  • 3 Tablespoons Oil for frying
  • Salt to taste


  • Add the parboiled Rice to the stock and cook until the water is dried up.
  • Preheat the oil in a Pan, throw in the Onions and fry for a minute or two, add the scallions, mixed vegetables and the seasonings ( Thyme, Curry Powder, Salt and Stock Cube)
  • Throw in the rice and stir-fry for about 3 to 5 Minutes. Take it off the heat and serve


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