Monday, July 5, 2010

Fragrant Fried Rice with Chinese Sausage

Fried rice is an easy alternative meal that can be prepared in a jiffy. All you need is some cold cooked rice and as for the ingredients, simply "dump" in any leftover meat or vegetables, add some seasoning and that's it, you will have a bowl of meal.

Fried rice is really so popular among children, not that I'm surprised, being a fan of fried rice myself! Even though, fried rice can be found sold in almost all hawker centres and restaurants, it is really very difficult to get really very good ones that will keep you going back for more. They are usually laden with monosodium glutamate that is so obvious in every spoonful! I prefer homecooked ones.

For my kids' lunch after school today, I have cooked 'fragrant fried rice' for them. This will certainly please them as it is one of their favourite meal.

This is a simple meal with simple ingredients. You will need some chinese sausages. Other ingredients like ginger, garlic, shallots and eggs, I'm sure these can be found in your kitchen. Give this a try. It is really a tasty, hearty and satisfying meal.

Ingredients for fragrant fried rice

Chinese sausage after stir-fried

A mixture of fried garlic, shallots and ginger.

Fragrant Fried Rice with Chinese Sausage
Ingredients :

3 cups cold cooked rice
4 chinese sausages
6 cloves garlic
6 shallots
1 piece ginger (about 2" long)
3 large eggs
1 tbsp light soy sauce
salt to taste
dash of pepper
dash of sesame oil

Method :
  1. Chop garlic, sliced shallots to thin slices, slice ginger to julienne strips, cut chinese sausages into half lengthwise and cut to thin slices. Lightly beat eggs and season with 1 tsp light soy sauce and dash of pepper.
  2. Heat about 2 tbsp oil. Fry chopped garlic until light brown and crispy. Dish out to a plate. In same oil, fry shallots till light brown and crispy. Dish out to the same plate. Add a little more oil if not enough. Fry ginger till light brown and crispy. Dish out to the same plate. Keep aside.
  3. In the same oil, fry chinese sausages for about 30 seconds. Dish out to another plate. Keep aside.
  4. In the same oil, pour the eggs in and just when it is about to set, scramble them into pieces and fry for about 1-2 minutes. Add in cold cooked rice and stir till evenly mixed. Add in the chinese sausages and stir for about 2 minutes. Add in about 1 tbsp light soy sauce, dash of sesame oil and salt to taste. Keep stirring for another minute or two.
  5. Lastly, add the mixed fried garlic, shallots and ginger. Stir to mix well. Serve.


  1. Another amazing recipe from you! Great use of the Chinese sausages.. I usually throw them in my rice cooker while it's cooking rice if I'm in a rush, and need meat.. but this is a great one too! :)

  2. Yup, fried rice is the simplest and best dish one can make if in a rush. Urs turned out super yummy! Never tried chinese sausage b4...;)

  3. Hi Rice Palette, Sometimes I do that too! I like to slice it thinly to go with rice.

  4. Hi Love2cook, I've received your comments via my email, but I wonder why it doesn't appear here..?? Thanks a bunch for joining me as a follower, appreciate it! There's always a first time trying out new food, and that includes chinese sausages! Hope you try it out!

  5. Hi Rice Palette, sorry, I accidentally deleted your comments! Yesterday, Google was a little "cuckoo", I did not receive comments sent to me and clever me, trying to find out what's wrong, accidentally deleted yours! Sorry!

  6. Delicious! Love the stir-fried rice with all different kinds of veggies, and meat in it. Great to clear the fridge left-over.

  7. Hi Angie,
    Yes, it is definitely a great way to clear the left-overs!