Cafe-style fried rice with egg, peas and sausage

Feb 24, 2024
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This delicious fried rice tastes just like you’ve ordered it from a café or restaurant! The addition of a bit of chilli gives it a delightful zing.

Serve 4


  • 1 1/2 cups jasmine rice
  • 500g pork sausages
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 carrot, peeled, finely diced
  • 1 head broccoli, stalk removed, cut into small florets
  • 100g fresh podded or frozen peas
  • 1/2 long red chilli, seeded, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Chinese five spice
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced


  1. Rinse rice in a sieve under running water until water runs clear. Place in a saucepan, add 2 cups water and bring to the boil over medium heat. Stir well, cover with a lid, then reduce heat to low and cook for 12 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Spread rice in a thin layer on a large tray and leave to cool for 20 minutes, turning occasionally to assist with cooling and drying.
  2. Meanwhile, squeeze sausage meat from casings. Heat a wok over high heat, add sausage meat and stir fry — breaking up meat with a spatula — for 8 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Transfer to a large bowl. Reserve the wok.
  3. Return reserved wok to high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil and eggs, and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until eggs are scrambled. Transfer to bowl with sausage meat.
  4. Return wok to high heat. Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil, carrot, broccoli, peas and chilli, and stir fry for 3 minutes or until vegetables are almost tender.
  5. Add five spice and stir through to combine. Add rice, sausage meat and eggs, and stir fry for 5 minutes or until rice is warmed through. Add soy sauce and half the spring onions. Stir to combine.
  6. Sprinkle with remaining spring onions and serve.
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