Pork Fried Rice

Every time I make Chinese food, I like to pair it with fried rice.  One, because I like it, and two because it’s full of sneaky little protein and veggies for the kids to eat!

Recipe Notes:
*I always cook my rice with 2-3 tablespoons of chicken bullion stock.  On this occasion, I cooked the rice in the morning, and tossed it in the fridge to cool. Voila!  Leftover rice!

Pork Fried Rice

¼ lb Chinese Spiced Sausage, or leftover wonton filling
2 tbsp sesame or canola oil
3 cup cold, leftover brown rice (see note)
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 eggs, beaten
2 carrots, grated
½ cup peas
½ cup cashews
2-3 green onions, thinly sliced

Cook the sausage over medium heat until cooked through completely, set aside.

In the same skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat.  Add the rice and lightly fry, 5-7 minutes. 

Create a well in the center of the rice.  Add the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds, then add the beaten eggs.  Cook the eggs, gradually stirring them into the rice.

Add the carrots, peas, and cashews.  Cook for an additional 3-5.  Stir in the green onions and serve.

Serves 6-8 side dish portions

Pork Fried Rice

By Amy’s Cooking Adventures

Pork Fried Rice is a takeout favorite made in your own kitchen with fresh ingredients!

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Yield: 8

¼ lb Sausage
2 tbsp sesame oil
3 cups cooked brown rice
2 cloves garlic
2 eggs
2 carrots
½ cup peas
½ cup cashews


  1. This recipe sounds awesome, with lots of great flavors! I love pork fried rice :)

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  2. This sounds delicious! I might substitute Yellow Saffron Rice instead because it has that take-out fried rice kind of flavor already and just might be excellent with your recipe!!

  3. This looks absolutely wonderful. Where do you get the Chinese sausage? Thank you for the recipe. Pinned.

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    1. Hi Sue! I couldn't find Chinese sausage in my area, so I used spiced some ground pork myself (it was my left over wonton filling http://www.amyscookingadventures.com/2013/01/wonton-soup-srs.html)

      I suggest trying a larger grocery store or an Asian market if you have one in your area!

  4. My husband LOVES fried rice, so we're definitely going to have to try this! I'm pinning it now, thanks so much for sharing it at my link party!

  5. Love this! Fried rice is totally the best part of Chinese delivery!

    Thanks for linking up to What's Cookin' Wednesday!

  6. A childhood favorite! Looks fab... Thanks so much for sharing at Super Saturday Show & Tell… I’m SO glad you came to (link) party with me! http://www.whatscookingwithruthie.com Come back again tomorrow to share! xoxo~ Ruthie

  7. Your directions say to cook the sausage and put it aside, but it is not mentioned again. When do you put it back into the mix?

  8. Is the rice wet or dry like in a resturant.

  9. It depends how long you fry your rice & how wet your rice is to start

  10. Does anyone know where how the restaurants get the smoky taste in rice. I love it.


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