Once you have made fried rice the first time, you'll realise how versatile it is. Use whatever leftover or seasonal vegetables you like.
• Chinese sausage, also called lap cheong, is a hard, dry smoked sausage available in the Asian section of many supermarkets.
• Shrimp paste is available from Asian food shops and some supermarkets. It will add a wonderful depth of flavour to the rice.
• Fried rice is best made with day-old rice, otherwise the rice will form a mushy clump. If you have 6 cups of leftover rice you can skip the first two steps. If the rice hardens, sprinkle it with a little water and heat in a microwave oven on High for 2 minutes.
A brilliant use for left over rice, so easy and fast to prepare and cook and really tasty, I used bacon and onions fried with the vegies in a wok, and didn't have shrimp paste so used oyster sauce, will be doing this often I think, thanks for the recipe. - 21 Mar 2011
Used different ingredients. I used bacon and onion fried with the vegies, and didn't have shrimp paste so used oyster sauce, really nice! - 21 Mar 2011
Altered ingredient amounts. made this as a vegetarian dish with no meats in it. Also used light soy sauce. - 15 Nov 2010