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Lap Cheong (Chinese Sausage) Fried Rice

A plate of lap cheong fried rice
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Yields
4 servings

Whenever I’m in need of a quick comfort meal in a pinch, this fried rice is my go-to. Savoury Chinese sausages (AKA lap cheong) are the star here – they lend the fried rice a slightly sweet umami kick that is just so uniquely craveable. You can find Chinese sausages on the shelves of any Chinese grocery store – I use pork and chicken sausages here, but you can easily sub for all-pork or duck sausage options. It’s the perfect pantry meal to use up your leftover rice!

Note: The key to restaurant-quality fried rice is cooking over high heat with day-old rice – using fresh rice can result in mushy, sticky fried rice, while day-old rice is more dry and firm, so the grains properly separate and absorb all of your delicious seasoning without becoming too wet.

Related: Everything to Know About Lap Cheong (Chinese Dried Sausage)

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ingredients

2
Tbsp neutral oil, divided
4
eggs, beaten
6
Chinese sausages (lap cheong), thinly sliced on a diagonal
3
scallions, sliced, whites and greens separated
2
cloves garlic, finely minced
3
cups cooked jasmine rice, ideally day-old
1 ½
Tbsp soy sauce, plus more to taste
1
Tbsp oyster sauce
1
pinch white pepper
½
tsp MSG, optional
¾
cup frozen peas
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directions

Step 1

Place a large skillet or wok over high heat. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil.

Step 2

Once oil is hot, pour in beaten eggs and scramble until just before eggs are cooked through. Remove eggs from skillet and set aside.

A bowl of scrambled eggs
Step 3

To the same skillet, add the remaining oil. Once oil is hot, add in sausage. Fry until fragrant and sausage is lightly golden brown, 1-2 minutes.

Step 4

Add in the minced garlic and sliced scallion whites, frying and tossing until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Lap cheong, scallion whites and garlic in a large skillet.
Step 5

Add in the cooked rice, breaking up any large clumps with your spatula.

Rice, lap cheong, scallions, and garlic in a large skillet.
Step 6

Once the rice is warmed, pour in soy sauce and oyster sauce, and sprinkle in white pepper and MSG, if using. Toss and mix until all of the rice is evenly coated with sauce and there are no clumps of rice sticking together. Taste and adjust seasoning, adding more soy sauce if you like.

Lap cheong fried rice in a large skillet
Step 7

Add in frozen peas (they’ll cook instantly) and cooked egg. Toss together with the rice until thoroughly mixed in.

Lap cheong fried rice in a large skillet
Step 8

Serve immediately and top with reserved scallion greens.

A plate of lap cheong fried rice

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