Vegan Fried Rice and Paprika Chicken
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Serves: 6
For rice
  • 2 cups rice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2tbsp peanut or olive oil
  • 2½ cups water(veggie stock)
  • 6 cloves
  • Veggie Bouillon(any bouillon of your choice)
  • salt to taste
For Veggies
  • 1 cup chopped green beans
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 2 stalks green onion
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • I medium can kidney beans(drained and washed lightly)
  • 1½ cups shredded cabbage
  • 1tsp curry
  • ½tsp black or white pepper
  • ½-1tsp chili flakes or dry pepper
  • three sprigs thyme(chopped)
  • 2tbsps peanut or olive oil
  • 1 knob butter
for chicken
  • 6 chicken drumsticks
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1-2tbsps fresh thyme
  • 1tsp black pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1tsp chili pepper
  • 1tbsp smoked paprika
  • Bouillon(optional)
  • salt to taste
for chicken
  1. Preheat oven to 350-425 degrees(depending on how hot your oven gets)
  2. wash and pat the drumsticks dry. Season with salt and black pepper
  3. In a pot, heat the olive oil. Add the garlic, paprika, pepper flakes and thyme. Cook for about one minute; then pour over the drumsticks. Make sure the mixture coats each drumstick; then roast in the oven until the juices run clear...
for rice
  1. Wash rice and completely drain
  2. Heat a cooking pot with 2 tbsps oil
  3. Add the bay leaf, cloves and bouillon if using. Stir fry for a few seconds to release the flavor in the herbs. Add the rice and stir fry until it begins to brown a little. Pour in the water, check for seasonings, cover with a tight lid and cook until rice is aldente.
  4. Meanwhile, heat 2tbsps oil along with the butter. Add the thyme leaves, black pepper and curry. Stir fry for a few seconds to release flavors. Add the onions and garlic and stir fry until the garlic is fragrant. Add the veggies and chili flakes(except the cabbage) and stir fry for about 3 minutes. You want the veggies to retain it's crunch. Add the kidney beans and the cabbage and stir fry for another minute. At this point you can do one of two things.
  5. a...Pour the fried veggies over the rice and toss or add the rice in little increments into the stir fried veggies. Check for seasonings and serve with the chicken :)
Recipe by Nigerian Lazy Chef at