I'm going to share a quick, simple, throw-in-everything-but-the-kitchen-sink type recipe. Or maybe I should call it a clean-out-the-panty recipe. Or even a wing-it recipe!
I was in a pinch one night (what's new??) and decided to throw together stir-fried rice. I thought back to how my grad school roommate had taught me to make it, but I didn't have one of the main ingredients I needed. She always used Chinese sausage, and I haven't looked for it anywhere locally (now the search is on my to-do list). I also couldn't even remember what all she had me put in the fried rice, so I decided to wing it.
As I went digging in the fridge, I remembered I had a package of summer sausage! And it was a pretty close likeness to the Chinese sausage. So, here's my kitchen sink fried rice...
Cook rice as directed.
Chop sausage into small cubes.
Chop onions and garlic and cook in small amount of oil until onions are translucent (don't burn the garlic!).
Add the sausage to the pan to heat and render some of the fat.
Add in shredded carrots (not shown in ingredient photo) and any other veggies you may like (I wanted frozen peas but didn't have any).
I also tossed in some pre-cooked chicken.
Stir in the cooked rice.
Add sauces as desired. I used a good bit of soy sauce, a dash of sesame oil, and a dash of rice wine vinegar. Heat and serve!
Okay, so this is the leftovers! I forgot to photograph it before the family dug in. :) But I can tell you they really enjoyed it!