When I told my boyfriend I was making fried rice, he laughed a little. Ok, a lot. Because I don’t really cook that often and when I do, it’s something incredibly stereotypical. Asian problems.
I’m adding a ringer into this dish to make it like a real fried rice dish. I used Chinese sausages, which are incredible when they are sliced and pan-fried. My mom usually buys these at asian supermarkets, but we actually got these at Costco.
When the sausages are done cooking, I heated up the frozen vegetables. I like to use the peas and carrots mix. The other vegetables are a little bulky and tend to get in the way.
While that was all going on, I was cooking up some rice in our rice cooker. In an effort to be more health conscious, we used brown rice while I normally prefer white rice. Just kidding, it was only because that was the only rice we had.
When the rice is done cooking, i throw it into a big pan. It’s a wok-looking pan, but it’s not quite a wok. I really don’t know how to describe it.
My favorite part of cooking fried rice is flash cooking eggs over it. I used 3 eggs for 3 cups of dried rice. It’s a pretty healthy ratio, but I think my boyfriend preferred more.
When the egg has cooked and coated the rice nicely, I throw in the sausage and vegetables.
Can’t forget the chicken! That’s the point of making the rice, amirate?