Tumeric Fried Rice
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups of regular long grain rice
  • 1cup of mixed vegetables
  • ½ cup of cabbage(thinly sliced)
  • ½ cup of sliced red onion
  • 2 stalks of green onion(chopped)
  • one slab of liver(beef liver works)
  • 1lb of raw shrimp. Deveined with the tail on; then seasoned with a little salt
  • bouillon
  • salt to taste
  • ½ tbsp. of thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ turmeric powder(less is more)
  • ¼tsp black pepper
  • ⅛tsp nut meg
  • ½ tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1½-2 cups of chicken or beef stock
  • 2½ tbsps of peanut or coconut oil(any oil works)
Instructions
Prep
  1. Wash rice under running luke warm water until clear. Pour the rice into a cooking pot and pour the meat stock just to the top of it(you do not have to use up the meat stock if it is in excess). Cook rice until aldente(ie, not too hard and not too soft). When it is done, fluff with a fork and refrigerate for an hour or more(This helps to remove the moisture and helps with easy handling without causing it to be mushy) If you cannot refrigerate the rice, just pour it onto a flat tray and air it out
  2. chop the liver into bite sized pieces and season with a pinch of salt
Method
  1. in a wok and on high heat, heat up 1tbsp of the peanut oil. Pour in the chopped liver and sauté until golden brown. Drain the cooked liver unto a paper towel and set aside.
  2. Pour in the other tbsps of the remaining oil into the wok and let it get hot; then pour in the onion and bay leaves. Sauté the onion until almost translucent.(Be ready to go through frying the vegetables and the rice quickly)
  3. throw in your vegetables except the cabbage and green onion...Sauté for about 2 minutes(You want the vegetables to retain it's crunch). Mix in the cabbage and the shrimp and add the seasonings and spices except the nut meg. Pour in the rice in little increments and keep stirring really fast. Once the rice is mixed in, stir in the nutmeg and the green onion and check for seasonings; making sure to adjust the seasonings where necessary. Remove rice from the heat and serve
Notes
With turmeric, less is more
Recipe by Nigerian Lazy Chef at http://www.nigerianlazychef.com/2015/10/tumeric-fried-rice/