I used a Chinese style sausage in this recipe. A friend bought it for me from an Asian store. She makes a delicious Vietnamese style fried rice with this particular sausage.
I first had it back in college- I will not share how long ago that was. She would make it in our small apartment kitchen that we shared with three other girls. It was so hard to keep that kitchen clean- maybe that is where I get my anal cleaning habits… Anyway, the rice was delicious.
I had the sausage in the fridge and it had been there for a while. I decided to use it and make my own version of a fried rice. I usually add a lot of chopped vegetables but for this dish I used protein only. I was using brown rice to make a healthy dish and tamari as the primary flavoring. It is a concentrated soy sauce and packs a punch in any dish.
To make a balanced meal, I stir fried vegetables on the side. Recipe to follow tomorrow…
In the meantime, try this Chinese sausage fried rice- it is delicious.
- 2 tablespoons extra light olive oil
- 3 Chinese sausage links, chopped fine (any sausage can be substituted)
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
- 3 green onions, chopped fine
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups cooked brown rice
- 2 to 3 tablespoons tamari
In a large wok like saucepan, heat the olive oil. Add the sausages and sauté on high heat for 2 minutes. Add the ginger, garlic and green onions. Saute for a minute and add the beaten eggs. Add the cooked rice and mix well. Pour the tamari and mix well. Taste for seasonings and add more tamari if necessary.