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How To Make A Delicious Homemade Fried Rice

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How To Make A Delicious Homemade Fried Rice

Have you ever attempted to make chicken fried rice takeout at home and then been disappointed with the outcome? then this information is for you. You will get to know common mistakes that home cooks make and how to fix them.

One thing you should know about fried rice recipes is that the taste it gives to the rice is so incredible and they are very nutritious. I have never seen anyone who wouldn’t like to eat fried rice again after trying it the first time. It is insanely delicious and doesn’t take much time to put together.

How To Make A Delicious Homemade Fried Rice

There are different kinds of Fried rice, like fish fried rice, shrimp fried rice, beef fried rice, and more. Today we will be looking at how to make chicken fried rice, here I have listed the necessary ingredients that are mainly used exclusively by all the best restaurants. We will learn about tips and tricks and you will get to see the avoidable mistake people make while cooking fried rice at home. By the end of these, you will be able to make chicken fried rice at home better than 99% of take-out restaurants. You won’t become a master in any extreme techniques because everything described here can be used on a regular burner by the average home cook.

Ingredients For Making Chicken Fried Rice

Here are the core ingredients we will be using in making today’s chicken fried rice

  • Basmati Rice
  • Spring Onion
  • Chicken (breast or thigh deboned)
  • Sweet corn
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Thyme
  • Cow Liver                
  • Curry
  • Carrot
  • Bouillion cubes
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Oregano
  • Onion
  • Green Peas( garden peas)
  • Salt
  • White Pepper
  • Long beans

Preparatory Step Before Making Fried Rice

  • Wash and dice the onion, carrots, green pepper, and long beans into small-medium sizes in different bowls. Also, wash the chicken and liver and set all aside.
  • Pour all the vegetables together ( carrot, green peas, green pepper, and long beans) into a big bowl and season it with a bit of thyme, curry powder, salt, garlic, and bouillion cubes mix it together and marinate for 30 minutes.
  • Wash the cow liver, cut it into bisects, boil it, fry, and set aside in a bowl.
  • Cut the boneless chicken into bisects and season it with bouillion cubes, garlic powder, thyme, curry powder, and paprika. Mix thoroughly and leave it to marinate for about 30 minutes because the longer the marination the tastier the chicken will be.
  • If you don’t have the chicken broth already, get another chicken, and season it with salt, thyme, curry powder, bouillion cubes, oregano, and blended ginger & garlic paste. Stir all together nicely and cook for 15 minutes without adding water. Not adding water immediately will enable the season to incorporate into the chicken well and the chicken will sweat out its moisture. After 15 minutes add a cup and half of water and leave it to cook until it is soft and tender.
  • If you don’t want to parboil, thoroughly wash your rice to avoid it sticking together.

Steps In Making A Homemade Fried Rice

  1. In a medium pot, heat up some vegetable oil and then pour the thoroughly washed rice and chicken seasoning and fry the rice on low heat for 3 minutes (please do not leave the rice unattended to avoid it getting burnt).
  2. After 3 minutes pour in the chicken broth and add some water according to the quantity of rice you’re using. The broth already has enough seasoning, give it a taste if there is a need to add salt please do or use a little bouillion cubes. Cover the pot and allow to cook till the rice is nice and tender.
  3. In a big pan or skillet, pure in some vegetable oil, allow to heat, and fry the marinated diced chicken thigh for about 5-7 minutes or until it is fully cooked then transfer it to a dish.
  4. With the same pan, add a little oil, pour in the ginger and garlic paste, and allow both to fry for a minute or two then add the chopped onion and fry together for two more minutes.
  5. After the 2 minutes pour in the mixed marinated vegetables(carrot, sweetcorn, garden peas, etc.) and stir all together.If you want the veggies crunchy then fry for about 2 minutes and if not 4-5 minutes is good.
  6. After 4-5 minutes, pour in the fried liver and chicken (the one that was formally marinated and fried). Then check for seasoning if it is perfect, and if not you can add it to your taste.

Final Step

  • Check your rice with a wooden spoon or spatula it should be perfectly ready. With your spatula scooped some rice and pour it into the big pan/skillet where the veggies are frying and stir together. Repeat so in batches till the rich is finished from the pot. Mix all well and gently while it’s frying.
  • Lastly, add the chopped spring onion and stir fry all well and your fried rice is ready
  • You can serve this with chicken, salad, jollof rice, etc.


If you diligently follow the step above, you will be successful in making delicious Nigerian chicken fried rice. Among other fried rice chicken fried rice is one of the best, it is easy to make, it stays longer in the pot after cooking or you can even preserve it for a longer time in the freezer. Make sure the ingredients are right and the fried rice is not sticking together and you are good to go.

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