December 2, 2022

If you eat this unconventional Nigerian fried rice cooked with Nigerian short grain rice, your taste buds will thank you for it and I will be pairing it with fried fish in pepper sauce.

Nigerian fried rice with fried fish in pepper sauce
Nigerian fried rice with fried fish in pepper sauce

With this fried rice recipe, I will show you that you can cook delicious, visibly attractive Nigerian fried rice with Nigerian short grain rice. Contrary to the general belief that;

  1. fried rice should be cooked with long grain rice
  2. fried rice is not tasty if it is not cooked with chicken, turkey or meat broth
  3. If diced liver is not added, fried rice ingredients is not complete
  4. Nigerian fried rice can not be visible attractive unless you use food coloring

Hey I did not follow any of the above-mention guidelines or add any of those ingredients and my fried rice tastes amazing. You will only understand what i mean when you try his amazing recipe.

Without much ado, here are the ingredients used for this Nigerian Fried rice recipe.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups of Nigerian short grain rice
  • a handful of green peas
  • 7 carrots
  • Spring onions
  • 4 green peppers
  • 6 cuts of mackerel fishes (popularly called Titus fish in Nigerian markets)
  • 1⅓ cups of vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 4 seasoning cubes
  • 2 medium-sized white onions
  • 1 tin of sardines
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 tablespoons tumeric powder
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 2 tablespoons  thyme
  • 1 tablespoon white pepper
  • 1 cup runner beans
  • 10 tomatoes
  • 3 red bell peppers (commonly called tatashe in nigeria)
  • 5 Scotch bonnet pepper (also known as ata rodo)
  • 4 cayenne pepper ( shombo)
  • 6½Water

COOKING TIME – 1HOUR 30MINUTES

  • Wash all the vegetables separately in clean water i.e carrots, green peas,spring onions, green peppers, runner beans and onions.
  • Dice the spring onions and white onions separately
  • Scrape the back of the carrots and dice it too
  • Cut open the green peppers, remove the seeds and also dice it
  • Wash the mackerel fish at least twice  in clean water by removing the gut, blood clot and intestines
  • Put the cleaned fishes in a basket to drain out the water
  • Wash the rice twice in clean water and drain the water
  • Rinse the tomatoes, bell peppers, scotch bonnet peppers and cayenne peppers
  • Blend to a smooth consistency

FRIED MACKEREL FISH IN PEPPER SAUCE PREPARATION

  • Pour ½ tablespoon of salt on the cleaned fishes
  • Toss the fishes up severally to evenly spread the salt and set it aside
  • Pour vegetable oil into frying pan on high heat
  • Allow the oil heat up
  • Put salted mackerel fishes in hot oil
  • Fry both sides of the fishes until it is slightly golden brown
  • Remove the fried fishes from the hot oil and set it aside
  • Reduce the hot oil by half and set the other half aside
  • Pour sliced white onions in to hot oil
  • Let it fry for 2 minutes
  • Add sliced green peppers fry for 2 minutes
  • Add the blended tomatoes and pepper mix
  • Add ¼tablespoon of salt, 1 seasoning cube, 1 teaspoon curry powder, ! teaspoon thyme.
  • MIx well
  • Put in the fried fishes and gently mix to ensure the fishes are coated with the sauce
  • Leave the frying pan lid open and fry for 5-7 minutes

FRIED MACKEREL FISH IN PEPPER SAUCE IS READY.

Fried fish in Pepper sauce

HOW TO COOK NIGERIAN FRIED RICE RECIPE USING NIGERIAN SHORT GRAIN RICE

  • Add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a pot
  • Crack 2 raw eggs into the hot oil
  • Stir fry the eggs until they are properly fried
  • Scoop out the stir fried eggs into a bowl and set aside
  • Pour the remaining oil used for frying the fishes into the pot on high heat
  • When the oil is hot enough, add diced spring onions, white onions, green peppers, carrots, green peas, runner beans and sardines
  • Stir it well
  • Add 5 tablespoons turmeric, curry powder, thyme, white pepper, salt
  • Also add 3 cubes of seasoning cubes
  • Mix well and cook for 5 minutes
  • After 5 minutes, add water
  • Stir well and allow it boil
  • When it starts boiling, add rice and cook for 3o minutes or till rice is soft to your preference
  • Add the stir fried eggs and mix well

DELICIOUS NIGERIAN FRIED RICE COOKED WITH SARDINES AND EGGS IS READY.

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