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
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…
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…
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.
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…
Now, add the marinated beef or chicken if you’re using any, fry till the chicken or beef is cooked….
Now add the raw Shrimps, cook for 3-4 minutes, be careful not to over cook or you’ll end up with rubbery Shrimps…
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…
Now add the cooked Shrimps if you’re using any, sauté for 3 minutes….
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…
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…
Repeat the same for the second batch….and your Nigerian Shrimp Fried Rice is ready!