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How to Make Special Garlic Fried Rice

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how to make special garlic fried rice

how to make special garlic fried rice

How can we make a simple garlic fried rice just a bit more special? It is so simple! Just add any meat and vegetables you happen to have in your kitchen. There are no rules when it comes to making fried rice, which is why I love it so much. Not only can I add anything I want, but I can also prepare it easily within a couple of minutes.

Today I decided to level up my simple garlic fried rice by using an authentic Italian sausage given to me by a friend. Recently I've begun cooking more with sausage. It started when I was assigned to work as a breakfast cook, and I had a chance to taste different kinds of sausages. From there, I started sampling different types of sausages all around Europe during my travels.

When I cook with sausage, I prefer to decase them; i.e., remove the meat from the casing. This provides a nice ground meat mixture that I can use in my recipe.

Now, let me share with you my simple recipe for transforming traditional fried rice into something that's quite a bit more special.

ingredients for special garlic fried rice

ingredients for special garlic fried rice


  • 2 cups rice, cooked
  • 1/4 cup corn kernels
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Italian sausage, decased
  • 2 tablespoons fried garlic bits
  • cooking oil
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste


For Preparing the Ingredients:

  • 1 medium bowl
  • 4 small bowls
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons

For Cooking the Special Garlic Fried Rice:

  • pan
  • cooking spoon

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

2 min

8 min

10 min

Serves two people


  1. Heat oil in a pan.
  2. Cook sausage until it changes color. Add the rice and corn kernels. Continue cooking while mixing.
  3. Make a space in the middle of the pan. Add a small amount of oil. Cook the egg. Mix to fully incorporate all the ingredients.
  4. Add crispy fried garlic bits. Sprinkle some salt and pepper. Toss.
  5. Turn off the heat. Serve while still hot. Garnish the dish with chopped spring onions.

Finished Product

easy garlic fried rice recipe

easy garlic fried rice recipe

Tips and Techniques

  • Use leftover or a day-old fluffy rice to give the dish a better texture.
  • Replace sausage with any breakfast meat available.
  • Add more vegetables of your choice.
  • Saute fresh garlic in oil if crispy fried garlic bits are not available.

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Travel Chef (author) from Manila on September 26, 2018:


I always like to top my fried rice with a spring onions. It gives another taste and flavor into the dish.

kirtidv2006 on September 26, 2018:

Looks delicious. Spring onion topping is a great choice. Thanks for sharing.

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on September 25, 2018:

Hello Mary,

Lol yes yes, that term will surely catch someone's attention. I can't think of any other term to describe the process of removing sausage meat from its case. Maybe there's something else... Anyway, thanks for dropping by!

Liz Westwood from UK on September 25, 2018:

This looks like a great tasty recipe. I had to reread your Italian sausage ingredient as at first I read it as 'deceased' not 'decased'. My eyes are going.

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on September 25, 2018:

Hi Mary,

Ah yes, you must try adding corn into it. It will give you a mild sweet flavor that will balance the whole dish. Leftover rice are just perfect with fried rice.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on September 25, 2018:

I was thinking of making fried rice this morning as I have left over rice but I got lazy. Funny to see the recipe here. I have not used corn kernels before but will try it.

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on September 24, 2018:

Hello Louise,

Absolutely delicious simple recipe. Maybe you're interested to try it. You won't regret trying this. Have a wonderful day!

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on September 24, 2018:

Hi Lisa,

It was really delicious. A very easy to cook meal that's perfect for a busy person. Thanks for dropping by!

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on September 24, 2018:

My mouth is watering now. This sounds lovely. =)

Lisa Bean from Nevada on September 24, 2018:

That looks delicious!

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