Fried Rice with Chinese Sausage and Mushroom

Fried rice. You all know what it is.  It’s a staple dish at every Chinese restaurant.  It’s so simple to make, it’s one of those throw everything in a wok type of dishes, those are the best.  Even better, there’s no “set” ingredients you really need, well except maybe rice, duh!  Here’s one variation that I came up with on a whim the other day!  It has one of my favorite ingredients that always reminds me of my childhood, chinese sausage, nom nom.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup canola oil, divided
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon chopped ginger
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas and carrot mix
  • 3 links Chinese sausage, sliced
  • 6 shitake mushrooms, diced
  • 1 small bunch scallions, sliced, divided
  • 4 cups cooked white rice (best if day old)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar

 

Directions

1. Add 2 tablespoons canola to a wok over high heat and pour in scrambled eggs.
2. When egg is cooked, remove from pan and cut into chunks/strips. Transfer to plate.
3. Add the remaining oil, ginger, garlic, peas and carrots to wok and stir fry.
4. Add the sausage and half of the scallions and cook for another minute.
5. Add the cooked rice, soy sauce and rice wine vinegar and stir fry.
6. Add in reserved egg and rest of scallions for garnish.

See how easy that was?  It’s basically add this in, add this in, now add that in and you’re done!  πŸ™‚  And like I said, you can totally vary the ingredients, swap out sausage for chicken or shrimp, add more veggies, the sky is the limit on this one, foreals.  But honestly, the best fried rice I’ve ever had was at this local Japanese restaurant where they served Ginger Fried Rice…. oh boy.  They made this FABULOUS ginger sauce that they poured over the fried rice, I have a serious weakness for sauces and this one hits the spot every time.  I’m still in the works of trying to figure out how to mimic it, I’ll let you know once I do!! πŸ˜‰

What’s your favorite kind of fried rice?

54 Comments

  1. March 24, 2011 / 12:51 am

    That sounds so easy yet so delicious! I love your photography. Very appetizing!

  2. March 24, 2011 / 1:16 am

    that looks soooo yummy. i’m reading your post at 11:17pm and it’s making me hungry! πŸ™‚

  3. Hana K.
    March 24, 2011 / 2:10 am

    This looks so yummy!!! I love kimchi & spam fried rice!

  4. March 24, 2011 / 3:02 am

    Hi Sandy,

    Thank your for your sweet comment about my new dress πŸ™‚

    It made me check out your lovely blog. So many nice things – this recipe looks so lovely I think I just have to try it soon. πŸ™‚

    Have a nice day,

    greetings from Copenhagen

  5. March 24, 2011 / 3:11 am

    oh sweet yumminess! Sandy… you win my heart with pictures of food πŸ™‚

  6. March 24, 2011 / 4:54 am

    I’m totally going to try this!! I even saved your recipe for jerk chicken and want to try that too πŸ™‚

  7. March 24, 2011 / 6:03 am

    thanks for sharing this recipe! its never crossed my mind to put ginger so i will have to throw that in next time i make fried rice and love chinese sausage! those are the bomb!

  8. March 24, 2011 / 6:15 am

    So I don’t even like fried rice (I know, I know, I’m picky) and that looks delish!

  9. March 24, 2011 / 6:41 am

    I tried making my own fried rice once and it came out pretty good. They say the best rice to use is a rice that is a few days old. I’ll have to try it that way sometime. It looks so yummy, Sandy!

  10. March 24, 2011 / 7:11 am

    OMG. This is pretty much amazing. I am craving this now…. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Sandy ! Now once I have all the ingredients, I will be busy for the next month stuffing my face with this deliciousness. Haha. πŸ™‚

  11. March 24, 2011 / 7:20 am

    yummy! Oh I just got hungry hahaha!

  12. March 24, 2011 / 8:03 am

    YUM! Minus the sausage and mushroom… ;] I’ll have to try it without those two!

  13. March 24, 2011 / 8:09 am

    Serious yum!! Now I have to get to my chinese market for some chinese sausages.. so yummy! My mom used to make simple fried rice, just with soy sauce, sesame oil and occasionally with crushed roasted sesame seeds and the kicker was.. she’d make an egg omelette sheet and spread that over our bowl of fried rice and I’d squeeze some ketchup over it. Yummy bites!

  14. March 24, 2011 / 8:19 am

    OH MY GOODNESS! I looooove Chinese sausages! I grew up eating them with rice or in a sandwich. This recipe looks great Sandy. I’m thankful for your Asian recipes b/c when it comes to cooking I usually feel more comfortable with American, Italian or Mexican. Can’t wait to make this and gobble it all up!

  15. March 24, 2011 / 9:08 am

    Ah…be still my heart. Seriously, this looks incredible! I have only ever had plain fried rice myself; but I want this NOW!! πŸ™‚

  16. Chrissy
    March 24, 2011 / 9:15 am

    Mmh…looks delicious! Yummy!
    Happy Thursday friend!!!

  17. March 24, 2011 / 9:26 am

    you seriously have the best recipes!!!
    i’m no cook but your pics make me want to. hehe.

  18. March 24, 2011 / 9:34 am

    I’m a fried-rice-gal, and always love new ideas for ingredients. Thanks!

  19. March 24, 2011 / 9:56 am

    I made vege fried rice on Monday! It is one of my favorite dinners!

  20. March 24, 2011 / 10:24 am

    that looks so delicious! (minus the sausage) ; ) however i know if i made it, it would not look or taste that good!!! my cooking = fail

  21. March 24, 2011 / 10:30 am

    this looks seriously yum! Can you come over and make me dinner?

  22. March 24, 2011 / 11:15 am

    that looks really good! I’m hungry now:)

  23. March 24, 2011 / 11:21 am

    Oh my word!! That looks so good, seriously! =D

  24. March 24, 2011 / 12:16 pm

    What a fabulous looking dish!! You could have an alter-ego who’s a food blogger πŸ™‚

  25. March 24, 2011 / 12:38 pm

    That looks beyond amazing!!! Thanks for sharing, sweetie. I am so gonna give this a try πŸ™‚ xoxo

  26. March 24, 2011 / 12:39 pm

    Yum! This looks delicious… and so easy too! I love how you added sausage!
    – Brittany

  27. March 24, 2011 / 12:54 pm

    my fav is korean style. after eating dalk galbi they had rice to the pan along with some seaweed, gochujang, cabbage, sesame oil and fry it all up the leftovers in the pan. soooo delicious. my mouth is watering just thinking about it.

  28. March 24, 2011 / 2:19 pm

    YUMMM i heart fried rice with chinese sausage it makes it so fragrant!! my favorite fried rice is chicken with salty fish! yummmm.. i didn’t discover it until i met my husband.. because i think it’s a cantonese dish.. now i can’t get enough of it hahah.

  29. G
    March 24, 2011 / 2:28 pm

    My husband always gets chicken fried rice. He once got shrimp fried rice and ever since said “I don’t want poopy shrimp fried rice” LOL

  30. March 24, 2011 / 2:54 pm

    I had a lot of Korean, Chinese, and Filipino friends through high school, and all three groups often brought this version – with the eggs and Chinese sausage – of fried rice for lunch.
    I really like my fried rice to be very eggy, and I just tried Malaysian fried rice, with a bit of curry (turmeric)…its delicious.

  31. March 24, 2011 / 3:37 pm

    I actually really like the fried rice that my hubby and I make. There’s no real recipe. I just throw things into the frying pan, but somehow it’s really good. Yours looks super deelish!! Yumm!!!

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  32. March 24, 2011 / 3:59 pm

    i love fried rice. i make it at home all the time. it’s definitely a great simple recipe!

  33. March 24, 2011 / 6:53 pm

    It’s so hard for me to eat fried rice without the Chinese sausages sometimes. It’s just too good, way too good!

  34. March 24, 2011 / 8:05 pm

    oh looks yummy!! i might have to try this sometime. πŸ˜‰

  35. March 24, 2011 / 9:05 pm

    yum! looks like you did a great job with your fried rice! i love salted fish or crab fried rice the most πŸ™‚

  36. j*Tang
    March 24, 2011 / 9:49 pm

    yumm!!! now I really want some! p.s. try adding about a tsp of sesame oil at the end. that was the magic ingredient that made mine taste like my moms!!

  37. March 24, 2011 / 11:19 pm

    I love Chinese sausage, can you find it at a regular supermarket?

  38. March 25, 2011 / 9:55 am

    I’m about to eat my mac right now! looks very yammy!

  39. March 25, 2011 / 8:21 pm

    Oh yay! It looks soooo yummy! And now I have a real fried rice recipe! Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

  40. March 26, 2011 / 12:40 pm

    Sounds yummy! I’m definitely going to have to try this. πŸ™‚

  41. March 26, 2011 / 3:56 pm

    yum yum… that looks SO good. can you come cook for me? πŸ˜‰ I am going to have to try this soon!

  42. March 26, 2011 / 11:56 pm

    OOHHH! Am I invited for dinner? πŸ™‚

  43. March 27, 2011 / 5:29 pm

    I prefer cha-sui in my fried rice.

    I do like the Chinese sausage (lap cheong, right?) — my family always make the sticky rice with chestnuts with it for Thanksgiving. It is frightening how white (read: fatty) that sausage is — but a little goes a long way flavor-wise which is good.

  44. March 29, 2011 / 11:36 am

    Looks delicious! I really like how crisp and clean the photos are. I haven’t had chinese sausage since my mom moved to California and that was last August. I just really liked the way she cooked them for me.

    I like salted fish fried rice.

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