Recipe: Episode 9 Special Fried Rice- GhanaVeg Food Diaries

Special Fried Rice – GhanaVeg

 INGREDIENTS GhanaVeg Food Diaries

4 tbsp oil, 30 g ginger, 30 g garlic, 200 g minced, pork/chicken/beef (optional), 1 cup/1/2 margarine tin each of 4 vegetables, cleaned and cut onion, carrot, zucchini, green beans, mushrooms, 400 g cooked brown rice, 50g spring onions, 3 tbsp soy sauce 2 tsp chili flakes, salt to taste, 4 eggs, white pepper to taste


  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil and brown minced meat (if using). Set meat aside.
  2. Add remaining oil to pan and heat over medium heat. Add onions and let cook until clear. Add garlic, ginger and let cook until fragrant. Add remaining vegetables and let

cook until almost tender. Add cooked rice, soy sauce, chili flakes, spring onion and white pepper. Set aside in serving bowls.

  1. In a separate bowl, beat eggs and season to taste with salt. Fry eggs as an omelet. Roll and slice thinly. Serve with fried rice

The Episode

The show focuses on the sources of vegetables to the Ghanaian market. Where do we get the largest volumes of the various vegetables we consume in Ghana?.  Alex Ackon, a farmer and transporter of vegetables and Greenhouse produce was engaged in the discussion with Selassie Atadika the host and the chef. He talks about some differences in the production lines of Ghana and those that come from  other parts of the country.

The show also solicited  for public views on the subject and a visit to the Tema General market  in Ghana to buy some fresh vegetables for the day’s recipe.

Preparation of food

Selassie and Alex took the turn to prepare a delicious Special Fried Rice as well as having discussions around what the favorite vegetables of Alex is. Alex exhibited his skill of cooking with Selassie as he gradually adds the various ingredients to the oil in the saucepan whiles giving it a gentle stir to avoid sticking and burning. Gradually he complete the preparation of the Special Fried Rice. Selassie serves the food for Alex to taste.