Beef and Vegetable Fried Rice

This recipe is going to feature at my Christmas lunch. It’s full of vegetable goodness. What I intend to do is boil up a lot of rice, chop all my veggies (my beef is already chopped and is currently marinating). I’ll cover my veggies with cling film, then as guests show up, I’ll continue with the recipe.

Beef and Vegetable Fried Rice

Beef and Vegetable Fried Rice

To explain further, if one guest shows up, I make enough of the recipe to serve one. If two more show up a little while later, I just scoop up a little more cooked rice, and my vegetables, and stir fry.

This will help me prevent wastage (I can use left over veggies for other things, and can freeze left over white rice), and having to reheat the rice (vegetables tend to get mushier with each reheating), and it’s literally 10 minutes to serve.



This serves 2

  • 1 1/2 cups of cooked rice
  • 300g of thinly sliced beef
  • 1 cup of sweet corn (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 4 atarodo (habanero), sliced
  • 100g of green beans, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, sliced into strips
  • Small bunch of spring onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 1 stock cube
  • Pinch of salt (or more, to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon of worcestershire sauce (optional)
  • 4 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon of ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon of paprika
  • 1 tablespoon of corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil


  1. Marinate the beef with stock cube and corn starch for 20 minutes.
  2. Place wok over high heat. Add oil and garlic. Sauteé for 1 minute.
  3. Add the beef, stirring constantly till cooked, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add all the peppers, carrots and green beans. Stir fry for 2 minutes.
  5. Add rice, paprika, soy sauce, spring onions, corn, and salt. Stir to combine, and taste. Add a little more salt, if you like.
  6. Serve, and enjoy!

Happy Holidays!!!

Nutritional Value Per Serving

Calories: 606

Protein: 26.3g
Fat: 22.3g
Carbs: 78.2g (11.2g of sugar)
Fibre: 7.5g
Cholesterol: 37mg


Hi, my name is Chidinma. I’ve been happily married for 4+ years (actually almost 6 years now), and my husband and I have been trying to have our own children for almost all the time we’ve been married, with no success…yet. We haven’t lost hope (far from it), and we believe it will happen very soon.

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AlwaysT - December 24, 2015

@Deema, It is good to know the sunny days are here now and the storm is over in your cooking journey. Lol. This means that with dedication we can reach greater heights in what we desire.
Thanks for this meal. Do you entertain a lot? Well done.

    Chidinma - December 24, 2015

    AT, I’m telling you. I was going to email you the link to this.

    Yes, I have my share of guests. At least once a week.

nnulia - December 27, 2015

Lol! Thank God you even bothered, these days most people will assume its kinda late. You sure have come a long way, na you be correct teacher now. Thank God for your husband.

patonyeche@yahoo.com - December 28, 2015

Hi,my name is patience,I get ur recipes everytym and I just read dis one which u said u were not a Good cook frm d on set,my problem is dat am a lazy cook,I love variety of food I see in ur mails,and am interested in learnin dem,I want to be Good at cooking and be more confident too,how do I go about it,most times I buy snacks and food frm eateries,but I want to stop dat habit and make use of my kitchen more,I stay in abuja,I don’t even mind paying to learn,will wait eagerly for ur response.
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Coco - December 31, 2015

ok , I’m here now as promised . this sure looks yummy. I’ll try it out .

bunny - January 9, 2016

This looks really tasty

Yetunde - January 10, 2016

this is really good. will definately give it a try.

Nenye - January 10, 2016

This is my first time here, its kind of fun here already, my baby keeps telling me of this tasty vegetable rice he eats in portharcourt anytime he travels, and i have been trying to come up with a vegetable rice recipe, i guess you’ve answered my question
thanks, is it OK to fry meat without boiling first. i do that with fish but I’ve not tried preparing my meat this way.

    Chidinma - January 10, 2016

    Hi Chinenye. Welcome! Yes, it’s perfectly okay to stir fry the meat this way. I do it all the time.


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