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Efi’s Nigerian Fried Rice
Ready In:35 mins
Built from parts of one of Numbani’s short-lived OR15 defence robots, Orisa is the city’s newest protector, though she still has much to learn.
Originally put into service before the Omnic Crisis, the OR14 “Idina” line of security robots was built in Nigeria’s massive manufacturing omnium. After the war, they were taken out of production, along with many of the other models used during the crisis. Twenty years later, Numbani revived and recommissioned the OR14 program to protect the city from external threats. These new OR15s were deployed for a short time before they were destroyed in an attack by Doomfist.
Following the attack, the program was scrapped, and the civic government sold off the remaining OR15 inventory. Some parts were purchased by eleven-year-old Efi Oladele, a brilliant girl whose early accomplishments in robotics and artificial intelligence had already earned her the Adawe Foundation’s “genius grant.”
With the approval of her understanding and open-minded parents, Efi spent the bulk of her grant money to acquire one of the decommissioned OR15 bots. She believed that Numbani needed a protector and that an upgraded OR15 could do just that. Efi repaired and reconfigured the robot and installed a personality core that she had designed herself.
She named Numbani’s newest hero Orisa.
Orisa has shown that she can be of service to the city, but she is still working toward finding her optimal protocols. The omnic’s inexperience can cause her to be an occasional liability. Fortunately, between Efi’s willingness to make the necessary modifications and Orisa’s adaptive artificial intelligence, both robot and creator have always been able to set things right.
As Orisa starts her career as a guardian, she has much to learn about the world and her functionality. But as long as she is guided by Efi’s boundless optimism and her own growing sense of honour and duty, Orisa stands ready to protect Numbani and her creator at any cost.
140g Garden Peas
0.5 Onion (diced)
2 Spring Onions (chopped)
250g Beef Liver or Prawns
1 tsp Thyme
1 tsp Curry Powder
100ml Chicken Stock
2 tbsp Olive Oil (for frying)
Salt (to taste)
As Orisa is an omnic (robot) from Nigeria, I wanted to make a Nigerian dish. I did a bit of research and found a Nigerian fried rice dish. The dish is usually served with beef liver or prawns so added liver to mine. The dish can be made vegetarian too by removing the meat and replacing the chicken stock with vegetable stock.
I chose to use sweetcorn and peas in the dish to match the colours of Orisa. You could also add diced carrots or chopped green beans for a more varied taste.
Step by Step Instructions
Step 1Cook the rice in a saucepan of boiling water for 8 minutes until partially cooked, then drain. The add the stock to the pan and finish cooking the rice in the stock. Keep heated until water has dried up.
Step 2Add the olive oil to the pan and add the onions and fry for 1 minute until fragrant. Add the sweetcorn and peas with some water and cook for 5 minutes until the water has disappeared.
Step 3Stir in the spring onions, thyme, curry powder and some salt to taste and cook for 2 minutes. Then add the beef liver or prawns and fry until the meat has been fully cooked.
Step 4Throw in the cooked rice and stir-fry for about 5 minutes. Take off the heat and serve in bowls.
Efi's Nigerian Fried Rice
- Frying pan
- 250 g Rice
- 140 g Garden Peas
- 200 g Sweetcorn
- 0.5 Onion diced
- 2 Spring Onions chopped
- 250 g Beef Liver or Prawns
- 1 tsp Thyme
- 1 tsp Curry Powder
- 100 ml Chicken Stock
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil for frying
- Salt to taste
- Cook the rice in a saucepan of boiling water for 8 minutes until partially cooked, then drain. The add the stock to the pan and finish cooking the rice in the stock. Keep heated until water has dried up.
- Add the olive oil to the pan and add the onions and fry for 1 minute until fragrant. Add the sweetcorn and peas with some water and cook for 5 minutes until the water has disappeared.
- Stir in the spring onions, thyme, curry powder and some salt to taste and cook for 2 minutes. Then add the beef liver or prawns and fry until the meat has been fully cooked.
- Throw in the cooked rice and stir-fry for about 5 minutes. Take off the heat and serve in bowls.
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