What’s for dinner in your house tonight?
We had sausage fried rice. It’s technically pork fried rice since sausage is pork, and it tastes almost the same as the pork fried rice you’d get with your Chinese food order. My husband and I love it and more importantly, so do my kids. Happy kids make for a happy Mom!
The recipe is really simple. You fry the sausage in the rice with some onions and seasonings, and the flavors blend and it’s DELICIOUS! (Detailed recipe below.) The secret is to use GREAT sausage. I use Hillshire Farm. I’ve actually been using Hillshire farm sausage in a lot of recipes lately because it’s so good. The flavor just pops in your mouth and it’s hard to screw up something when the main ingredient is such high quality. Everything I’ve put together with the sausage has turned out great.
Um, part of the reason for this is that Hillshire farm crafts their sausage to be better than competitors. They’ve been perfecting their recipe over the last 75 years. That’s a LOT of work to put into something that goes from stove to plate in roughly a half hour!
Sausage is also cleaner and easier to work with than chicken. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE chicken, but there’s always a ton of prep work involved – de‐boning and skinning and getting out all the nasty parts. When it comes to sausage, there really isn’t too much prep work involved.
I also like that it’s a little different (yes, it’s a little different). So many times people get caught in the same hum drum menu rotation. Chicken, ground beef, and the occasional pork chop. But sausage can be used in so many different ways. Think pizza, spaghetti, and sausage and peppers. Yum! If you need more inspiration, you can take a look at http://sausagesosimple.com for lots of great recipes. How about Tomato, Sausage, and Cannellini Stew? One Pot Penne Pasta? Or Smoked Sausage Gnocchi.
Are you drooling yet?
- 3 cups cooked jasmine rice
- ½ cup smoked sausage (cut into small pieces)
- 2 tbsp oyster sauce
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup yellow onions
- 1 tsp fish sauce
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- ½ cup green onions
- In a large wok or non-stick fry pan, add vegetable oil until nice and hot (the hotter the better). Add smoked sausage and and sauté for approximately 1 minute (this releases all the flavor). Add in yellow onions and continue to stir for another minute. Now add in the Jasmine rice and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes, then add in the green onions and seasonings and cook for an additional minute or two (or until the seasonings are well incorporated. Voila, you’re all done! Easy peasy, right?
I’m really thrilled with Hillshire farm’s sausage, as well as their other products. Remember this one I did for Grilled Black Forest Ham and Cheese? We still have this on a regular basis, and I’m sure as things get busier during the summer months we’ll be doing a lot more quick and easy meals with Hillshire Farm products.
What’s your favorite sausage recipe? I want to try sausage and kale soup (I absolutely LOVE Kale) but I’m waiting for a cold and rainy day!