It never cross my mind to post a recipe on fried rice. After watching the first season of Worst Cooks in America, I was shocked that a contestant manage to screw up on fried rice, especially that this contestant is Chinese. For us, this should be the easiest dish to prepare in Chinese cuisine. Well now, it doesn't look simple after all. It reminds me a bit of my undergraduate days when students asked the instructor about the difficulty of the final exam. The instructor will usually say that it will be easy but the exam ended up to be difficult...
Since we always eat rice at home, it is no surprise that we always have leftover rice lying in our fridge. Reheating leftover rice is not always satisfying as it becomes dry and lose its fluffy texture of freshly cooked rice. Making fried rice is the best cure. We cook fried rice like 2-3 times a week. One of my favorite is to combine shrimp with the sweet taste of pineapple and season the rice with curry powder. Something about these three ingredients make the dish comfy and succulent. Sausage is just something extra that I had left in the fridge. Also, if the leftover rice is clumpy, rinse it in cold water and drain excess water. It will make it easier to fry.
Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 sausages, casing removed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
8-10 large shrimp, shelled and deveined
3 cups cooked rice
2 tsp light soy sauce
1/4 cup diced pineapple
2-3 tsp curry powder
salt and pepper (optional)
1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.
2. Add sausages and shrimp. Sauté until cooked.
3. Stir in cooked rice, soy sauce and pineapple. Combine and cook for about 1 min.
4. Add curry powder and stir until the rice becomes yellow. Add more curry if necessary. Serve.