Ghana is home to a wide variety of delicacies. An example is fried rice which, if cooked well can be very delicious.
Fried rice is cooked rice that has been heated with oil, vegetables and other ingredients depending on the preference of a person. It can either be eaten on its own or as an accompaniment to another meal. Normally, left over meals are used to prepare fried rice. This dish is very common in Ghana and is a must have in many ceremonies around the country.
Fried rice can be expensive to buy and you might not get satisfied. As such learn how to make fried rice at home using the recipe provided below.
How to prepare fried rice in Ghana
- Boiled rice
- Curry Powder
- Different varieties of pepper
- Soy sauce
- Vegetable oil
How to prepare fried rice and chicken
Step 1: First, heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Then cut the onions in the shape that you would want them to appear and them to pan. Let them cook until they are brown. You have to stir so that they do not stick on the pan. For great taste, it is recommended to use spring onions.
Step 2: When the onion has cooked for some minutes, add the chicken. Remember, you must ensure that the chicken has been sliced into pieces so that it can blend well with the rice. Keep turning for some minutes. If the chicken was not initially cooked, you must give it enough time to cook. Some people however use previously cooked chicken to make fried rice.
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Step 3: Add the salt, pepper and the curry powder and mix them with the food thoroughly.
Step 4: You should then add the cooked rice to the contents in the pan. Mix well so that all the ingredients are spread out evenly. You can either use freshly cooked rice or one that had been cooked in the previous day. In many cases, one day old rice is usually preferred to prepare fried rice. It tends to make the meal very tasty and cooking easy.
Step 5: Pour soy sauce in the pan. Keep stirring for some few minutes until the food is cooked.
Step 6: Serve the fried rice with salad and enjoy.
This is how to prepare fried rice at home. The steps are very easy and the ingredients are readily available. If you have previously boiled rice, make it delicious by making a fried rice meal.
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Nutritional value of fried rice
Now that you have learned how to prepare fried rice, it’s good to know its nutritional value. Fried rice contains nutrients that are important in the body. The ingredients used provide calories, minerals, vitamins and carbohydrates. However, the amount of calories can be very huge depending on the contents of the meal. Additionally, the level of carbohydrates can be very high. As such, people who are trying to lose weight should consider taking small amounts of fried rice.