Fried Rice

Fried Rice

Serves 4-5
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Meal type Breakfast, Lunch, Main Dish, Side Dish, Snack
Fried rice is a quick and easy meal that almost everyone loves. This recipe uses smoked sausage, but you can use chicken, shrimp, beef, and more. It's almost a full proof recipe and a great way to use leftovers.


  • 3 eggs (scrambled)
  • 4 cups cold Rice (if rice is clumped together, break-up before adding to the pan)
  • 3/4 cups diced carrots
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 9oz Hillshire Farms Smoked Sausage or can of Spam
  • 4 stalks green onions
  • 2 tablespoons butter (oil can be substituted)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • gochujang (optional for heat)


  • 1 tablespoon oyster Sauce (If omitting the fish sauce, add another Tablespoon of Oyster Sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons soy Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce (optional)


For the tastiest fried rice, cook two to three slices of bacon and use the bacon grease to “fry” the rice. Chop the bacon and add it into the rice after you cook the eggs and add the sauce.

Feel free to substitute ingredients with what you have leftover in the fridge and to suit your taste. This dish is a great way to use up ingredients in your fridge/pantry.


Step 1
Combine all the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
Step 2
In another bowl, scramble eggs and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
Step 3
Heat a large pan on medium-high heat and add one tablespoon of butter with carrots, onions, and garlic. Saute until the onions and carrots are softened. Approximately 3-5 minutes *You can also cook 2-3 thick sliced bacon and use the grease to fry the rice. This is will add more flavor and you can add the bacon to the rice.*
Step 4
Add frozen peas and Hillshire Farms smoked sausage and cooked until the peas begin to defrost. Move the entire mix to one side of the pan. Pour scrambled eggs into the cleared side of the pan. When the eggs start to set, stir them around until you get bits of scrambled eggs. Begin to mix together the ingredients in the pan.
Step 5
Add 1 tablespoon of butter to vegetable mixture and add in the cold rice. Mix well. Fry rice and vegetable mixture in the pan for about 3-5 minutes, stirring until the rice is warmed.
Step 6
Add in the sauce and mix well to evenly distribute the sauce. Cook for a minute or two more.
Step 7
Sprinkle chopped green onions onto the mix and serve. Add gochujang paste if you like added heat.