15 Ingredients For Fried Rice And How To Prepare It [5 Steps]

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Are you looking for the list of Ingredients for Fried Rice and How to Prepare it in Nigerian style?

Do you wish to learn how to prepare fried rice step by step with these ingredients?

Worry no more because you’re on the right page. Today you’ll get to learn everything about making Fried Rice.

Here on this page, I will share with you the complete list of ingredients for fried rice and how to cook fried rice the Nigerian style.

Let’s quickly see what Fried Rice is all about while we proceed. Read on!

Fried Rice Meal

Fried rice is a popular Nigerian dish that almost all Nigerians eat, both at home and abroad. 

This fried rice combines vegetables, meats, and other ingredients to make a sumptuous meal. 

This meal is always served at high-profile events in Nigeria, including weddings, birthdays, and other high-profile events in Nigeria.

Fried Rice is the second-most popular rice recipe in Nigeria after Jollof Rice.

It’s very easy to prepare it and you will be smiling in no-time.

I have written down a recipe that will show you exactly how to prepare fried rice step by step.

Trust me, this recipe will show you how to cook fried rice in Nigerian style with secret ingredients.

My family looks forward to this dish once every month, and it can be served with grilled chicken instead of fried chicken.

I will show you how I make it and the major recipe details to make the whole process easy here on the page.

What are the Ingredients for Fried Rice?

When making the Nigerian version of fried rice, I mix several ingredients such as chopped liver, carrots, green beans, sweet corn, chicken stock, green peppers, cabbage, pepper etc.

Below is the complete list of ingredients for making Fried Rice.

15 Complete List of Ingredients for Fried Rice

  • Rice – 4 cups
  • Sliced Cabbage – 4 cups
  • Sliced Carrot – 2 cups
  • Sliced Green Beans – 2 cups
  • Half cup of Peas
  • Sliced Green Pepper – 1 cup
  • Cow Liver – (300g)
  • 2kg of Chicken
  • Vegetable Oil (200ml)
  • Sweet Corn – 1 cup
  • Sliced Onions – 1 cup
  • Curry Powder (coloring spice) – 2 teaspoons
  • Grounded Pepper – 1 teaspoon
  • Salt
  • Water.

PS: These ingredients are for Serving of 8 People.

Preparation of Fried Rice:

Ingredients for Fried Rice and how to prepare it

Most of the foods in Nigeria, you cook them by first parboiling the meat to be used and chicken is the most popular meat.

And the same preparation goes for fried rice of which the meal is best served along with fried or cooked meat.

You can cook your meat in a variety of ways, either by frying, steaming or cooking it.

Let’s make fried rice and chicken in the Nigerian style.

Step 1

Parboil your chicken and liver together adding all the spices to it, including (a teaspoon of salt, a half cup of sliced onions, a teaspoon of thyme, a teaspoon of curry, two seasoning cubes, each teaspoon of ginger and garlic powder).

The meat should be cooked for 10 to 15 minutes. Taste for salt and then bring out the meat and deep fry. Make sure to reserve the stock (meat water).

Step 2

Chop the green beans, liver, carrot, cabbage and set them aside on a large tray.

It’s easy to do, you can use a knife with a chopping board or tray.

Below is a sample image of the ingredients in small quantities.

fried rice ingredients

Green peas (3), chopped cabbage (4), chopped carrots (5), sweet corn (7), chopped cow liver (1) green beans (6) and then chicken stock (meat water) (2).

Slice the green pepper, and remove the white center seeds.

Step 3

Parboil the 4 cups of rice, then cook with half of the meat stock (water from the meat), adding two cups of water, and cook until it’s about 70% done.

Be sure to watch the rice carefully. The rice doesn’t have to be too soft, or too hard. Just almost done is enough.

How To Cook Fried Rice Step by Step (5 Steps)

Step 1

Set your cooking pot on the heat and allow it to dry, then pour 200 ml of vegetable oil into the pot.

PS: If you have fried the meat, it is best to use the same oil used in frying the meat. If not, then you can reduce the quantity to 200 ml.

Step 2

Allow it to heat, then add the sliced onions, and stir for about 1-2 minutes.

Step 3

Add the chopped carrots, green beans, sweet corn and chopped liver, then stir it. 

Now add the meat stock (water from the meat), add the grounded pepper (optional), add 1 seasoning cube, and 1 teaspoon of salt, then stir and taste it. You may add more salt.

Also, add the green peas.

how to prepare fried rice step by step

Step 4

Stir for 1-2 mins, then add the cabbage and curry powder. (Curry adds the yellowish colour to the fried rice), add and stir until you are satisfied with the color.

You would have a yellowish mixture that’s over-spiced; Don’t worry, the rice will balance out the flavor and taste of the yellowish mixture.

Taste it, and if you’re satisfied with the taste, then add the green pepper and stir.

Step 5

Now, add the cooked half-done rice and stir it.

Stir everything together, cover the pot and let it simmer for 5 to 7 minutes.

Voila! Your food is ready. This is how to make fried rice instantly.


how to cook fried rice

You can serve your fried rice meal with cooked or fried meat (chicken).

You can also decide to grill your chicken, grilling the chicken is another option.

Grilled chicken is a little better than fried chicken, because you can avoid the oil, and therefore, the cholesterol.


This is all you need to know about the Fried Rice meal, how to prepare and cook Fried Rice in the Nigerian style.

As well as the available list of ingredients for fried rice for better preparation and cooking.

To achieve an amazing meal, make sure to get these ingredients ready and then follow the steps accordingly.

So now, I’m sure you’ve learned how to make fried rice perfectly. With this, you can cook and prepare Fried Rice with Chicken anytime, any day.


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