Sunday, October 31, 2010

My Kitchen, My World - Traveling this month to Japan!

This month with my group My Kitchen My World we traveled together to Japan.  We each get to choose what recipe we will prepare from a certain country each month.  Check out the blogsite to see what other "travelers" came up with.  Next month we will be touring Afghanistan.  That should be a challenge!

I tried to find something truly authentic.  My DH and I love all sorts of asian food (except for the shellfish which I have to avoid) so I was excited to see what I could find.   So I do what I always do and Google.  Google is just truly amazing to me.  You can find anything you want on there.   I found Glo's
Sausage Fried Rice.  Glo says it is an easy to prepare recipe passed down from her Japanese mother and that you won't find anything like it in the restaurants. 

It was pretty easy to prepare.  I have to say, however, I would have really liked it had the main ingredient been chicken instead of the sausage.  I was not a fan of the sausage.  The DH, however, loved it.  He is so easy to please!  Here is the recipe.  It makes a ton of fried rice, so I suggest you halve the recipe.  I halved it and it still made a big bowl.  Try it!! 

Glo's Sausage Fried Rice

1 pound ground pork sausage

5 eggs, beaten
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 head cabbage, cored and shredded
3 carrots, chopped
6 cups cooked white rice, cold
1/4 cup soy sauce, or to taste
1 (14.5 ounce) can bean sprouts, drained
1 (6 ounce) package frozen green peas, thawed
ground black pepper to taste
3 green onions, chopped

1.In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook the sausage until evenly browned. Drain, and remove sausage from the pan. In the same pan, using the remaining coating of grease from the sausage, scramble the eggs, stirring frequently until cooked through. Set aside.
2.Heat the oil in a very large skillet or electric skillet over medium-high heat. Stir fry the cabbage and carrots just until the cabbage has wilted. Add the cold rice, and fry, stirring so that there are no clumps. Mix in the sausage and pour in some soy sauce. Stir in bean sprouts, peas, and eggs, mixing well so there are no big chunks of egg. Season with pepper, and stir in green onions just before removing from the heat. Adjust soy sauce to taste, and serve.


Jennifurla said...

This looks really tasty

Julie said...

My Step Son is in Japn as an exchange student this year. I will be checking these recipes out.

Anonymous said...

I agree that this sounds really good with chicken instead of sausage. I didn't get it together to make a Japanese recipe this month.

Liz said...

I am so bummed that I wasn't able to participate this month as I love Japanese food! This sounds great, though I do find the use of sausage to be interesting. I typically like sausage but it sounds like a strange addition to fried rice. I'm going to bookmark this recipe to make with chicken or maybe just a vegetable fried rice :) Great job!

Kayte said...

Yum, looks great! I neglected to get my act together this past month, so no post...yet...hope always floats in this regard, so maybe I will late post...a disturbing trend with me actually of late. Now, what the heck am I going to make for this month???