If you stay in Nigeria, you will understand what we mean by scent leaf fried rice. It’s a very delicious way to prepare your rice and get the best out of it.

Recipe for Scent Leaf Fried Rice

Fingerlicking Friday: Scent leaf fried rice
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  • 1 cup Basmati Rice
  • 1/4 cup of Melted butter
  • 4 tablespoons of Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 cup of Shrimp
  • A handful of Chopped Scent Leaf
  • 1 Tablespoon of Curry Powder
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/4 bulb of Onion
  • A handful of chopped Carrots
  • A handful of Peas
  • 2 Scotch Bonnet Peppers (Ata rodo)
  • Chicken seasoning cubes
  • 1 Tablespoon of Chopped Parsley (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Black Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of White Pepper
  • A pinch of Thyme


  • Wash and boil your rice with 1 chicken seasoning cube
  • Heat up your butter and vegetable oil.
  • Fry your garlic on medium heat, add your chopped onions and scotch bonnet peppers.
  • Add the rest of your chopped vegetables, seasoning cubes, peppers, thyme, curry and shrimp and stir-fry.
  • Add your rice and stir fry till all seasoning is incorporated.
  • Lastly add your scent leaf, stir and serve hot.



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