Nigerian Shrimp Fried Rice

Nigerian Shrimp Fried Rice is basically my version of Nigerian fried Rice with Shrimps as the major protein. Though I already have a recipe for Nigerian Fried Rice, this recipe involves a different method of preparing Nigerian fried rice altogether. 

You can use either raw or cooked Shrimps/Prawns for this recipe. I’ll be using both just to illustrate when each one is incorporated into the Shrimp Fried Rice.

So, let’s begin….



4 Cups Long Grain Rice

Vegetable Oil

3 Cups Chicken/Beef Stock

200gms Peeled and Deveined Shrimps/ Prawns )

Raw Chicken/Beef (Optional)

1 Cup Diced Carrots

1 Cup Green peas

1 Cup Sweet corn

1 Big Red Bell Pepper Diced

3 Stalks Green/Spring Onion (Thinly Sliced)

1 Medium Bulb Onion Diced

3 Cloves Garlic

2 Scotch Bonnet Thinly Sliced

3 Knorr Chicken Cubes Or Your Preferred Bouillon Cubes

1 Teaspoon Your Preferred Chicken Seasoning/Spice

1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder

1 Teaspoon White Pepper

1 Teaspoon Black Pepper

1 Tablespoon Curry Powder

1 Teaspoon Thyme

Salt To Taste


Marinate your Shrimps if you’re using raw Shrimps. Marinate with Garlic powder, Black pepper and Chicken seasoning, if you’re using Beef or Chicken as well, marinate using same. Leave to marinate for 30 minutes to 1 hour…

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Wash your Rice thoroughly to rid it of starch, leave to drain in a colander.

Place a pot on a hob on medium heat, add half a cup of Vegetable Oil, when the Oil gets hot, add the washed Rice gradually, be careful to avoid splatter, also add the Curry and Thyme. Fry the Rice in the oil for 3-5 minutes, stir with a wooden spoon from time to time…

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Then pour the Chicken/ Beef stock, add water as well, but use more stock, make sure the liquid is enough to cook the Rice till tender. Add the White Pepper, 2 Knorr Chicken Cubes and salt to taste. Leave to cook till tender.

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Get yourself a wok or slightly deep frying pan, add three tablespoons of Vegetable oil, crush in 1 Knorr seasoning cube, when the oil becomes hot, add the chopped Onions, sauté for 2 minutes, add the chopped Garlic, sauté till fragrant…

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Now, add the marinated beef or chicken if you’re using any, fry till the chicken or beef is cooked….

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Now add the raw Shrimps, cook for 3-4 minutes, be careful not to over cook or you’ll end up with rubbery Shrimps…Nigerian Shrimp Fried Rice 6
When the shrimps are cooked, remove the shrimps and set aside…

Add the carrots, green peas and peppers into the wok, with the beef or chicken still in it, sauté for 2-3 minutes…Nigerian Shrimp Fried Rice 7
Now add the cooked Shrimps if you’re using any, sauté for 3 minutes….

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Now check on the Rice, if it’s tender, it shouldn’t be too soft as this will be cooked further. Divide the Rice into two parts, also divide the cooked Veggies into two, add one part of the rice and one part of the Veggies into the wok, taste for seasoning, adjust of necessary, combine…

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Decrease the heat to low, add the Green Onions. Fry for a further 3-4 minutes to fully combine. Add the cooked Shrimps back in and combine with the Rice…

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Repeat the same for the second batch….and your Nigerian Shrimp Fried Rice is ready!

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Enjoy!Nigerian shrimp fried riceNigerian shrimp fried rice

Before you go, would you like to check out our Nigerian Fried Rice Recipe, click HERE for the recipe if you’re interested.

We’ve also got a recipe for Coconut Fried Rice, click HERE for the recipe….

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15 thoughts on “Nigerian Shrimp Fried Rice

  1. This is my first time ever trying homemade shrimp fried rice. A Nigerian friend of my best friend had a similar recipe. I like your spices no salt was needed. Thank you, for this healthy dish. I really enjoyed. This meal will last, for several days of leftover.

    • Hi, I’m so so sorry for the late response, not sure how I missed it. I’m glad the recipe worked great for you and thanks so much for taking the time to leave a feedback, it’s greatly appreciated….X

    • Awesome feedback! I’m glad the recipe worked well for you. Thanks so much for the lovely feedback, totally appreciated….X

  2. I have never commented before but I just had to, I have tried about 3 of your recipes and they all came out nice, efo riro, beans and corn and yesterday I tried this, I was in 3rd heaven, my husband and his friends were all raining praises at me and knowing the whole originator of the delicious recipe, I just had to give honor to whom honor is due, please keep it up, from your well explained steps to picture illustrations, I think you are doing a fantastic job, I have never gone wrong with any of your recipes. Thank you so much… Xx

    • Hi Loola, thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I’m really glad you loved the recipes. I live for positive comments like yours. I appreciate this a lot. Thanks so much and you’re very welcome….xxx

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