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Turmeric Coconut Fried Rice

This is a bit similar to the conventional Nigerian fried rice but healthier. I came up with this recipe because I wanted to come up with a chemical free and healthier version.

Ingredients Used

  • Rice (2 cups/ 1/2 Derica tin)
  • 2 tablespoons of Turmeric
  • 2 cooking spoons Coconut oil
  • 1 big boiled corn
  • Organic red kidney beans
  • Carrots
  • Onions ( the round white or reddish type)
  • Spring onions
  • The two types of green peas
  • Green pepper
  • Red scotch bonnet peppers
  • Red bell peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Liver
  • Crayfish
  • Salt
  • Moringa
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
Boiled corn, tomatoes, scotch bonnet peppers and bell peppers

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Carrots, green pepper, spring onion, cucumber, the round and long green peas

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Boiled liver

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I started by seasoning the liver with salt, moringa, crayfish, ginger and garlic. While I was waiting for the liver absorb the seasoning flavour, I chopped the spring onions, green peas (the longer one), I sliced the tomatoes, red bell peppers and onions and diced the green pepper, red chilli peppers and carrots.

Sliced and diced ingredients, corn and boiled red kidney beans

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After that, I boiled the liver and removed it. When it was soft then I added the bell peppers, turmeric, onions and coconut oil to the boiling stock water. I washed the rice and added it before proceeding to remove the corn from the cob.

Sliced and chopped ingredients and round green peas

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It is actually easy as it sounds, most of the hard work is in the slicing and chopping and dicing of the vegetables. I boiled the red kidney beans for about 30 minutes and the rice was ready after 40 minutes. I mixed and steamed all the vegetables for about 3 minutes ( minus the cucumber, tomatoes and some onions).

Veggie mixture

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After that, I mixed everything with the rice and served it. It was almost like the conventional fried rice but because of the coconut oil, it had coconut flavour (hence the unusual name I gave it). And the turmeric made it “yellower” than the conventional fried rice.

Served!

Author:

I'm OnyinyeOlufunmi, a visual artist, writer and psychologist from Lagos, Nigeria.

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