Fried Rice

One of my son’s favourite dishes- homemade or in a restaurant!

As per usual, I had left over vegetables and used them up in this dish 🙂  I don’t know how or like making Fried Rice the Nigerian way, so you won’t find me writing about it.  However, Sade, is great at it and will be posting about it in future as well as other things.

Brown long grain Basmati Rice
Prawns with tail on
Red bell pepper (diced)
Red radish (sliced)
Carrots (pre-steamed)
Peas (pre-steamed)
Red onions (sliced/ chopped)
Spring onions (chopped)
Garlic clove (peeled, pressed)
Turmeric root (peeled, microplaned)
Lemon Thyme spice
Salt to taste
Olive oil
1 egg ( whisked)
Choice of extra seasoning

What you’ll need:
Boiling pot
Chopping board
Garlic press handy gadget

What I did:
I parboiled the rice and set aside. Then I heated up oil with garlic pressed into it and added the cleaned prawns with their tail on to the hot garlic oil; sauteed for a few minutes. Then I added all my prepped vegetables to the sauteing prawns in the wok and stir-fried for a few minutes. As the stir-fry was cooking, I microplaned my turmeric root and added seasoning to it after which I added the rice and mixed everything all up while on low heat. The last addition was whisked egg to the fried rice,   Curry is used in most Nigerian fried rice but I opted not to; Curry versus TurmericTurmeric   that said, using the turmeric was great.

There was elements of sweet buttery taste. I was not heavy handed as I would be typically with spices so there was a uniformity in the taste profile such that one spice was not overwhelming. We really enjoyed this rice, plus for my little one who can’t tolerate hot spicy yet- it was good for him.

I hope to try old fashioned oats and rice combo at some point in future- it is also one of the rave of being healthy by using more oats as substitute.

gallery turmeric rice


Until next time keep experimenting with combos! 



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