January 18, 2012

Wednesday's Chow - Jake’s Fried Rice

This week's guest, Amber Leigh Williams (Rogue Secondary Characters) shares a special recipe from her husband.  Enjoy.

Anyone who knows us as a couple is aware that my husband is the cook in the marriage. He even works in the restaurant business! One day out of the blue, he created this amazing fried rice recipe. We have shared it with both sides of our family and everyone loves it. We’ve never shared it with anyone outside of the family – this is a first so we hope you enjoy Jake’s Fried Rice….

Jake’s Fried Rice

Cook Time: 30-40 minutes
Serves: 2-3

1 8-oz. box Zatarans® New Orleans Style Yellow Rice
1 pkg. smoked Conecuh Sausage
6-7 extra-lg. eggs
1 red bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
Vegetable oil
Salt and pepper to taste

In a medium pot, begin boiling water for Zatarans® yellow rice (NOTE: Use ½ cup less water than the box recommends). While waiting for water to boil, begin chopping bell peppers and sausage into small bites. When water boils, let rice simmer covered for 25 minutes, stirring often. At the same time rice begins to simmer, begin cooking sausage in a separate pan. In another pan, use vegetable oil to begin cooking bell peppers. Stir both pans often to keep sausage and peppers from burning. Take peppers off heat and drain when they become soft. Brown sausage to your preference before taking off heat and draining until non-greasy. Set sausage and peppers aside. When rice has 15 minutes left to cook, whisk eggs together, pour into a large pan and scramble them, seasoning with salt and pepper to your taste.

When rice is done cooking, use a strainer to drain all excess fluids. Using a large pan or wok (usually the same pan eggs are cooked in), combine the scrambled eggs and rice. Stirring often, let rice cook a bit longer. Add bell peppers and sausage and mix well. Serve in bowls and enjoy!

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Laurie-J said...

Yum.....sounds delish...and I bet chicken or shrimp would be a great replacement for the sausage which I don't personally care much for. :) I also think I'll just throw the peppers directly in with the rice as I like them best a little crisp and I hate dirtying extra pans.
i'm a lazy cook who hates cleaning up after. LOL

Mary Preston said...

This looks like a very tasty dish. Easy enough too.


Maryannwrites said...

This is a terrific recipe and it looks so easy. If I can't get the yellow rice, will a brown rice work?

Amber Leigh Williams said...

Laurie, that sounds like a good idea, adding the peppers to the rice to keep one of the eyes of the stove clear.

Amber Leigh Williams said...

marybelle, thank you!

Amber Leigh Williams said...

Maryann, the yellow rice adds a teeny bit of spice, but the sausage does that, too, so brown rice might work. It's worth a try :)