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Best-ever, Timi’s Fried Rice

by on February 23, 2015
 

If you ever move house, ask me to loan my friend, Timi to you.

She’s the business. And not only because she made the most amazing Nigerian fried rice for me when I first moved to Lagos…nope, not only because of that.

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First up, just for being there/ here. Going at my own pace and then some. She came armed with suggestion, things I hadn’t considered about where what should go where and when.

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Second of all – the food.

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She made sure I was well fed with pizza and Kilishi and garri.

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But the best of all? Nigerian Fried rice. It was amazing – cooked with basmati, shrimps, vegetables and coconut milk.

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The killer though? The hint of spice and lovely fragrance from yellow chilli peppers.

Awesome.

Since she made this last September, I haven’t let her rest. So much so that she came on Sunday, fresh from church to cook us all a pot.

And yes, it was as awesome as the first time, and more.

And because of this, we’re covered for dinner, lunch boxes and then some.

If you ever move, I’ll rent her to you…for a small, fine fee.  

Thank me later

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Timi's Bestever Fried Rice
Delicious Nigerian Fried Rice. Perfect to have friends and family make for you


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Prep Time
30 min

Cook Time
1 hr

Prep Time
30 min

Cook Time
1 hr

6558 calories
1193 g
12 g
128 g
169 g
76 g
4545 g
3574 g
52 g
0 g
40 g

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
4545g

Amount Per Serving
Calories 6558
Calories from Fat 1080

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 128g
197%

Saturated Fat 76g
378%

Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 19g
Monounsaturated Fat 21g
Cholesterol 12mg
4%

Sodium 3574mg
149%

Total Carbohydrates 1193g
398%

Dietary Fiber 90g
360%

Sugars 52g
Protein 169g
Vitamin A
946%
Vitamin C
1241%
Calcium
99%
Iron
262%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients
  1. 7 1/2 cups basmati rice
  2. 4 1/2 - 6 cups stock
  3. 1 1/2 cups coconut milk
  4. Steamed beef strips (if using)
  5. 1 cup hard mixed veggies - onions, carrots; diced
  6. 3 cups soft mixed veggies - spring onions, bell peppers, green beans; diced
  7. 1/2 cup green tops of spring onions; sliced
  8. 1 cup sweetcorn
  9. Aromatics - ginger & curry paste
  10. Spices - curry powder, dried thyme
  11. Yellow chilli peppers
  12. Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Soak basmati rice for at least 30 minutes
Cook Rice
  1. Drain away the soaking liquid
  2. Add stock and coconut milk to rice
  3. Season lightly with salt
  4. Set to cook on medium heat, about 12 - 15 minutes till al dente, cooked but with bite
Stir fry
  1. In a large pot, heat up 3 - 4 tablespoons of oil
  2. Add aromatics and onions - let cook for a minute or two
  3. Follow with strips of cooked beef and carrots, stirring the whole time
  4. Add the soft mixed veggies and continue to stir fry. Season with spices to taste but with a light hand
  5. After a few minutes, begin adding the cooked rice and sweetcorn in batches of 2 - 3 cooking spoons, stirring well each time
  6. Continue this way till you've added all the rice
  7. Taste and adjust seasoning
  8. Put the lid on the top, and let cook
  9. After 5 minutes, with the lid on, shake the top with flipping motions. This way, the grains don't become mushy from over-stirring
  10. Taste and let cook till ready
  11. We served ours with fried plantains, an apple & cucumber salad and some gravy
Notes
  1. I tend to buy 'aged' basmati rice. The aging process does a few things - reduces the moisture content in the rice and intensifies the fragrant qualities, letting the aromatic oils shine.
  2. Before cooking, basmati rice should be soaked for at least 30 minutes, and up to 24 hours. This does wonders for the way it absorbs water, holds it shape and shortens the cooking time.
  3. The grains of soaked basmati tend to stay long and separate, and generally cook for a shorter time than the unsoaked.
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calories
6558

fat
128g

protein
169g

carbs
1193g

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