smoked sausage and pea fried rice

It’s no secret I like to whip up a quick fried rice for simple, yet immensely satisfying meal on a cold day. I am thrilled that one of my favourites, Teriyaki Chicken Fried Rice was recently featured on Saveur’s Best of the Web. Today’s lunchtime rendition is less elaborate but no less tasty, with smoked swiss sausages, red onions, peas, and a few squirts of ketchup to counterbalance the savoury sausages.

Smoked Sausage and Pea Fried Rice
serves 2

3 cups cooked rice, cooled (preferable left overnight in the fridge)
2 smoked sausages, sliced
1 red onion, chopped
1/2 cup frozen peas or petits pois
1 large egg, beaten
pinch garlic powder/granules
pinch white pepper
1-2 tbsp tomato sauce (ketchup)
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp vegetable oil

Heat the oil in a wok or deep frying pan over high heat and fry the red onions for a couple of minutes, until fragrant and translucent. Throw in the smoked sausage slices and fry another minute before adding the frozen peas to the pan. Give everything a quick stir and season with the pepper and garlic powder.

Add the cold rice to the pan and stir to combine with the sausage mixture, if the rice has clumped together use a wooden spoon to break it up. Once the rice has heated through pour the soy sauce down the side of the pan and stir into the rice.

Push the rice to one side of the wok and add the beaten egg to the bare side of the pan. Leave for a minute to set, then stir to scramble and mix into the rice. Add the tomato sauce, stir and taste to check seasoning. Serve immediately.

Nishiki Rice on Foodista

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~ by gourmettraveller on November 27, 2009.

11 Responses to “smoked sausage and pea fried rice”

  1. That’s a very mouth-watering fried rice. I love to cook fried rice especialluy when I am lazy or busy. I usually use SPAM instead of sausages to cook.

  2. Ok, I realize that it’s the speckled pot behind it, but doesn’t it look like the food is set against a backdrop of STARS?

  3. Nico photo!

  4. Wow!!!!Amazing rice!!!!

  5. Ooh. Made me jump up and down with all sorts of happy just looking at this recipe. I love fried rice, with all its variations. Perfect dish for lazy weekends!

  6. Haha, I too like a quick fried rice and I think it’s about one of the simplest best meals to be had! Love the addition of smoked sausage in your fried rice, it sounds real yummy.

  7. Oh this looks just mouth-watering…,yum!

  8. Sounds delicious. Try out my original Wisconsin-style fried rice:

    http://michaelbeyer.wordpress.com/2010/04/02/michaels-wisconsin-style-fried-rice/

  9. Do people really need a recipe for this? If you can’t fry rice and throw in a few leftovers then you’ve got problems.

    • quite a few people have actually asked me how to prepare fried rice – it’s not all that different from having recipes for a salad or simple pasta. some instructions are always useful, especially for beginner cooks.

  10. I made this tonight! Very good. I didn’t have time to let the rice cool. I used Alton Brown’s baked brown rice recipe and stuck it in the fridge for 15 minutes, but it was still pretty warm when I used it. It turned out fine! I don’t care for peas, so I subbed in fresh mushrooms. I didn’t have ketchup either, so I used the Sriracha. Since I was trying to use up some adobe chili peppers, I diced up one of those and threw it in there with the mushrooms, too. I thought it was fantastic and so did hubby. Good one!

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