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.
- 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
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! 🙂 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!! 😉
That sounds so easy yet so delicious! I love your photography. Very appetizing!
that looks soooo yummy. i’m reading your post at 11:17pm and it’s making me hungry! 🙂
This looks so yummy!!! I love kimchi & spam fried rice!
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oh sweet yumminess! Sandy… you win my heart with pictures of food 🙂
I’m totally going to try this!! I even saved your recipe for jerk chicken and want to try that too 🙂
This looks so divine!!
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!
So I don’t even like fried rice (I know, I know, I’m picky) and that looks delish!
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!
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. 🙂
yummy! Oh I just got hungry hahaha!
I can eat this….minus the meat:) Looks great Sandy:)
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YUM! Minus the sausage and mushroom… ;] I’ll have to try it without those two!
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!
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!
i’m all about veggie fried rice but your recipe looks soooo good!
Ah…be still my heart. Seriously, this looks incredible! I have only ever had plain fried rice myself; but I want this NOW!! 🙂
Mmh…looks delicious! Yummy!
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i’m no cook but your pics make me want to. hehe.
I’m a fried-rice-gal, and always love new ideas for ingredients. Thanks!
I made vege fried rice on Monday! It is one of my favorite dinners!
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
this looks seriously yum! Can you come over and make me dinner?
that looks really good! I’m hungry now:)
Oh my word!! That looks so good, seriously! =D
What a fabulous looking dish!! You could have an alter-ego who’s a food blogger 🙂
Yum! We always do stir fry when we have leftover rice, it’s the best!
That looks beyond amazing!!! Thanks for sharing, sweetie. I am so gonna give this a try 🙂 xoxo
Yum! This looks delicious… and so easy too! I love how you added sausage!
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.
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.
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
I’m obsessed with all Chinese food and fried rice is no exception. I’ve never had Chinese sausage though. I’m gonna have to track it down.
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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.
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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This looks so so yummm! I have got to try it! Thanks for the great recipe girl!
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i love fried rice. i make it at home all the time. it’s definitely a great simple recipe!
It’s so hard for me to eat fried rice without the Chinese sausages sometimes. It’s just too good, way too good!
oh looks yummy!! i might have to try this sometime. 😉
yum! looks like you did a great job with your fried rice! i love salted fish or crab fried rice the most 🙂
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!!
I love Chinese sausage, can you find it at a regular supermarket?
I might cheat on my diet for this!!
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I’m about to eat my mac right now! looks very yammy!
holy moly that looks tasty!! great recipe sandy! xoxo jcd :: cornflake dreams
fried rice FTW!!
Oh yay! It looks soooo yummy! And now I have a real fried rice recipe! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Sounds yummy! I’m definitely going to have to try this. 🙂
yum yum… that looks SO good. can you come cook for me? 😉 I am going to have to try this soon!
OOHHH! Am I invited for dinner? 🙂
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.
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.