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A fried recipe for all brown rice aficionados out there with a classic Chinese fried rice ingredient, Sweet Chinese Sausage. Cooked with frozen mixed vegetables and egg, this one is surely an all-in-one hearty meal in a bowl that you can have any time of the day!

Brown Fried Rice with Chinese Sausage and green peas

 Brown rice: the basics

  • When cooking the brown rice for fried rice, it is important to take note of the amount of water that you’re going to use. Too much water will make the grains mushy whilst insufficient water will make it hard and dry, two big no-nos when making fried rice. I always use a rice cooker when cooking the rice along with the plastic measuring cup that came with it.
  • On a typical day, I follow the ratio of 2:1 which means 2 rice cup of water for every 1 rice cup. For this recipe, I used 2 rice cup and reduced to the water to 3 instead of four.
  • Day-old brown rice tends to be mushy so the key to using brown rice for fried rice is to use freshly cooked rice. This is the opposite for white rice but after several attempts, I find that freshly cooked works better.

Chinese Sausage Fried Rice

  1. First, soaked the sausage in hot water to remove the casing. Sliced the sausage into pieces then fry in hot oil until fragrant then set aside.
  2. Blanch the vegetables for 1 to 2 minutes. I usually do this if carrots and broccoli are in the mix. If you are just using green peas, skip the blanching and stir fry it directly with the aromatics and eggs. Hot Tip! Use frozen vegetables to save time. No need to chop and easier to cook!
  3. Stir in the brown rice and add back the vegetables and sliced sausages. Stir constantly, use two spatulas if needed. I do. It’s makes stirring so much easier!
  4. Finally, pour the seasoning. I love using soy sauce mixed with liquid seasoning. It just makes the fried rice a little more AWESOME!

I hope this dish makes it to your table one of these days. If it does, don’t forget to let me know how it goes in the comment section below. Enjoy and happy home cooking!

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Brown Fried Rice with Chinese Sausage

A fried recipe for all brown rice aficionados out there with a classic Chinese fried rice ingredient, Sweet Chinese Sausage. This is an all-in-one hearty meal in a bowl that you can have any time of the day!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: chinese sausage, fried rice
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Mella

Ingredients

  • cooking oil
  • 2 pieces Chinese Sausage
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 onion finely sliced
  • 4 to 5 cups cooked brown fried rice
  • 1 cup frozen diced vegetables I used peas, corn, carrots, and broccoli
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons liquid seasoning I used Bragg
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • green onions finely sliced

Instructions

  • Soak the Chinese sausage in hot water for 2 minutes. Peel off the casing then slice into small pieces. Fry in hot oil until fragrant. Set aside.
  • Blanch vegetables in hot water for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from pan, set aside. Heat oil in the wok or pan over high heat. When the oil is hot, add the eggs then stir immediately. Stir in the onions. Cook until translucent.
  • Add cooked brown rice, vegetables, soy sauce. Stir constantly for 1 to 2 minutes. Pour the sauce, stir everything again for another minute. Season with salt and pepper as needed then add in the green onions. Transfer to a serving bowl, then serve immediately.

Notes

  • Day-old brown rice tends to be mushy so the key to using brown rice for fried rice is to use freshly cooked rice. This is the opposite for white rice but after several attempts, I find that freshly cooked works better.
  • Blanch vegetables for 1 to 2 minutes. I usually do this if carrots and broccoli are in the mix. If you are just using green peas, skip the blanching and stir fry it directly with the aromatics and eggs.
  • You can also use frozen vegetables to save time.  No need to chop and no prep required!
  • This is a big serving fried rice. Use two spatulas to toss the rice with the seasoning. So much easier!
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